After four years of presence in the Caribbean airspace, Norwegian has decided to abandon the routes to the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique from the East Coast of the United States as of the next tourist season.
“We realise that we have not achieved the desired profitability,” explains Marion Lamure, Communications Officer at Norwegian.
Norwegian flies to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) and Fort-de-France (Martinique) from Montréal, New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale. The airline also links the two Caribbean islands to Cayenne in French Guyana. All these routes will be abandoned after the winter season.
Near bankruptcy, the airline was only saved thanks to the help provided by the Norwegian State via the public bank DNB Bank. Norwegian has since then completed a capital increase of 310 million euros but remains in great difficulty, hence the decision to cut all unprofitable routes.