Fares to the French Caribbean are about to get much cheaper.
This summer, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air announced increased service to the French Caribbean. With twice-weekly, non-stop flights from Providence and expanded service from Fort Lauderdale at the end of October, travelers can look forward to ultra-cheap flights to the island of Martinique.
Norwegian’s introductory fares start at $79 one-way — but they’re not just limited to flights originating in Rhode Island or Florida.
The Airfare Spot recently found $76 one-way fares from New York City in January, and there are also $79 and $89 fares as soon as October. The Flight Deal, meanwhile, was able to use Norwegian’s Low Fare Calendar to find $79 flights to Martinique from Boston and Baltimore.
While Norwegian seems to be slashing rates to match their introductory prices, other airlines are likely to follow suit. Watch out for price drops from American Airlines, which also offers non-stop flights, and Air Canada.
Increased service may also be to thank for the Fort-de-France’s transformation from capital city to global hot spot. Book a room at the renovated Fort Savane, a black-and-white boutique property, or the city’s first new hotel in more than a decade: the 94-room Simon Hotel.