Low-cost flights from the U.S. to Europe are expanding with Norwegian adding 3 new routes to its transatlantic network. Starting next spring, look for new flights from Chicago to Paris and from both Chicago and Denver to Rome. Intro fares are as low as $445 roundtrip for nonstop flights.

New Nonstop Service from Chicago and Denver to Rome and Paris

The 3 new routes commence between late March and early June and each will have a limited flight schedule, which varies from month to month. Currently, schedules are loaded on a seasonal basis for travel through October. Norwegian will double its route network from Chicago (ORD) where it currently has service to Barcelona (BCN) and London (LGW). In Denver (DEN), the new Norwegian flight will complement existing service to London (LGW) and Paris (CDG).

New nonstop service starting March 31, 2020:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

New nonstop service starting May 1, 2020:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

New nonstop service starting June 2, 2020:

From Chicago: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays; From Paris: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.

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 respond by slashing fares from both Chicago and Denver to Europe.

We've already seen the big three airline alliances respond with $283 roundtrip, nonstop flights from Chicago to Paris and an amazing fare from Chicago to Rome for $331 roundtrip, nonstop.

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Related: A New Look at Basic Economy for Transatlantic International Travel

Travel Availability

Intro fares are valid for spring and/or fall travel. Peak summer travel will have higher pricing.

  • Travel Period: Service start date through October.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Varies by route.
  • Blackout Dates: Peak summer travel in July and August.

One-way flights are available for approximately half the price of a roundtrip ticket, which is an amazing deal compared to the competition.

Sale Period

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.

New Nonstop Intro Fares

Chicago to Paris $408 roundtrip

Chicago to Rome $416 roundtrip

Denver to Rome $482 roundtrip

To get these total roundtrip prices, you must book two separate one-way fares in each direction. Book outbound flights in USD and inbound flights in Euros on a foreign version of Norwegian's website.

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'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.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for this price. You may pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Related: How to Avoid Paying Airline Seat Fees

Other Notes

Meals and snack service is not included at this price. Refreshments may be purchased on board.

Alternate Fares

Norwegian sells a Lowfare+ option, which varies in extra cost. It includes one free checked bag, standard seat selection, and free meals on board.

Related: How to Fly Norwegian Air

Example Booking

As an example, I found a one-way flight from Denver DEN to Rome FCO, departing on Thursday, May 6, for $250 USD. For the return flight, I found a one-way flight from Rome back to Denver on Tuesday, May 12, for 210 EUR ($232 USD).



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