Flying to Athens from New York City just got cheaper… A lot cheaper, if you’re a no-frills traveler and don’t care about all that extra stuff on a long-haul flight– like eating.
Norwegian Air announced its newest route between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece.
The seasonal Service will run four times a week, until October, according to an announcement by the airline.
Fares begin at $159.90 in economy and $669.90 in premium each way, including taxes. And don’t forget the extra fees.
Low-cost airlines like Norwegian charge extra for practically everything from the moment you book your ticket, including checking-in in person at an airport, to printing your boarding pass, to extra baggage costs, meals on flights, and a lot more.
These new routes will be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners, offering a Premium and Economy cabin. Premium includes a dedicated check-in counter, fast track security and wide recliner seats with more legroom.
Service between JFK Airport to Athens begins July 2, 2019 and will operate seasonally, until October 26, 2019.
The announcement comes as Greece braces for yet another banner year for tourism with more than 30 million people expected to visit in 2019, breaking records from all previous years.
United, Delta, American and Emirates already fly various schedules between New York, Newark, Chicago and Philadelphia, while Air Canada and Transat offer non-stop service from Toronto and Montreal.