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Budget Flights from New York to Europe Taking Off on Burgeoning Airlines

December 04, 2018 / ALISON FOX

When West Village resident Aleksandra Kaczorowski, wanted to go to Poland this summer, she couldn't afford the flight. At about $1,000, it was out of her budget. But Kaczorowski didn't despair, instead of booking a budget airline to Stockholm for about a third of the price before finally heading further east. Kaczorowski, who flew on Norwegian Air for only $360 round trip in April, simply took advantage of the ever-expanding availability of budget airfare to Europe, valuing price over amenities. I'm open to whatever gets me to my destination," said Kaczorowski, 25. "At the end of the day, it's really just a vessel you're in for a couple hours getting you to your destination. But while airlines like Norwegian Air have been consistently offering New Yorkers an inexpensive, or less expensive, option to get from the city a major international takeoff point -- across the Atlantic, some budget carriers are struggling to survive.