Norwegian Air's Offering Cheap Flights To Europe

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Flights between the East Coast and Europe for $69 sounds like a pipe dream, but Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos says he will offer just that—possibly as early as June. The airline has been working on a model that will allow it to offer basement prices on flights and is expected to receive an order of new planes in April, which would allow it to make this a reality, Travel + Leisure reports.

To keep costs down, flights, which will land in Scotland or Ireland, will leave from smaller airports near major cities like Stewart International Airport, which is about 60 miles from New York City, and T. F. Green Airport, which is near Providence, Rhode Island, or 60 miles from Boston. It's a model that inter-European discount airline Ryanair has used for more than a decade.

While the sweet $69 one-way airfare is a special promotion to get flights off the ground, so to speak, fares across the board promise to be more affordable than we've seen. Stay tuned for when those tickets go on sale.