If you hail from the capital of Texas, get excited for a brand new nonstop flight to Europe. Norwegian is expanding its flights out of Austin with new nonstop service to Paris starting in May 2020. This will be the only nonstop service between these two cities and intro fares are as low as $470 roundtrip.
Norwegian Adds New Nonstop Service from Austin to Paris
Starting May 6, 2020, Norwegian will fly nonstop between Austin (AUS) and Paris (CDG) on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Flights will depart Austin at 4:00 pm and arrive in Paris at 8:15 am local time the following day. Flights will depart Paris at 10:00 am and arrive back in Austin at 2:00 pm local time. The new service will not have any direct competition and will be a welcome addition for residents of Austin looking to fly out to Europe on the cheap.
Norwegian is known as one of the better budget carriers flying across the Atlantic and includes basically the same amount of baggage as the major carriers do in Basic Economy. Look for other carriers to eventually respond by slashing fares on connecting flights from Austin to Europe and sign up for FREE airfare alerts to find out when prices drop.
The intro fare from Austin to Paris for $470 roundtrip is available within the following dates:
- Travel Period: May 6 - 27, and September 6 - October 9, 2020.
- Travel Days of the Week: Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (Lowest fare for travel to Europe Sun/Wed; from Europe Wed/Fri)
- Blackout Dates: Peak summer travel in June, July and August. Peak summer travel is currently selling for $810 roundtrip.
One-way flights are only $220, which is an amazing deal compared to the competition.
Intro fares are not advertised with an expiration date and prices may jump at any moment. Secure your low fare by booking now and taking advantage of a 24-hour risk-free cancellation policy to think about your plans.
Norwegian's LowFare only includes a maximum combined weight of 22 lbs. between your carry-on bag and personal item. Checked bag fees start at $50 each way when purchased online. Prices at the airport are significantly higher.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for this price. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.
Meals and snack service is not included at this price. Refreshments may be purchased on board.
You may be able to find lower fares by booking separate one-way tickets or choosing a different country of origin on Norwegian.com. Keep in mind that foreign transaction fees may be charged by your card if booking in a foreign currency. To avoid this, use a card that has no foreign transaction fees.
Norwegian sells a Lowfare+ option, which seems to be an extra $180 roundtrip for this route. It includes one free checked bag, standard seat selection, and free meals on board.
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As an example, I found cheap flights on the inaugural flight, departing Austin AUS on Wednesday, May 6, returning from Paris CDG on Wednesday, May 13, for $470 roundtrip.