Norwegian is expanding its flight service to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The low-cost carrier is increasing its seasonal air service from 3 to 4 nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Martinique beginning Oct. 29.
Caribbean Journal named Martinique the number one Caribbean destination to visit in 2017 at the beginning of the year.
Norwegian first launched flights to Martinique in December 2015, with the latest expansion another part of what has been a tourism renaissance for the island.
That’s along with regular nonstop service on American Airlines out of Miami.
“Norwegian is excited to return to Martinique for the winter season 2017/18 as our service from New York’s JFK will resume in late October. We are very pleased that more and more American continue to discover such a hidden gem in the Caribbean that offers quite a vastly different experience to most other Caribbean islands – it’s like being in France, but without any jetlag and even better beaches,” said Anders Lindström, Norwegian’s US Director of Communications.
Indeed, Martinique, long under the radar for U.S. travelers, has managed to carve out a sizeable niche for those looking for the island’s unique blend of gastronomy, culture and traditional Caribbean natural beauty (the rum doesn’t hurt, either).
Flights will start at $79 one way including taxes for travel between Oct. 29 and March 23, 2018.
“With this improved air service, Norwegian reaffirms its commitment to the ‘Island of Flowers’, said Muriel Wiltord Director Americas of the Martinique Tourism Authority. “We all know that accessibility is key in terms of travel. Norwegian Air, providing both warm and expert service with attractive airfares, offers families, budget travelers, Francophiles, nature & beach lovers, culture aficionados and deal seekers, the opportunity of flying nonstop to Martinique in 4 hours and a half.”
— Alexander Britell