Low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced further long-haul expansion plans for next year, with new US routes to and from Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan.

The airline will offer a four times weekly service between New York JFK and Amsterdam Schiphol from May 7, followed by a four times weekly route between JFK and Milan Malpensa from June 18.

Flights between Los Angeles and Madrid will operate four times per week from July 16, and a thrice weekly route between JFK and Madrid will launch on July 18.

The new services will increase Norwegian’s nonstop transatlantic network to 61 routes from 13 US airports.

Commenting on the news the airline’s CEO Bjorn Kjos said:

“2017 has been a year of exponential growth for Norwegian in Europe and the United States. Next year, we will continue our long-haul expansion by offering passengers easy and affordable connections between the US and some of Europe’s most exciting cities.”

This week Norwegian also unveiled Jane Austen as its latest British tailfin hero, to coincide with this year’s celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.

The Jane Austen tailfin will feature on one of the carrier’s B787 aircraft, and will join previous iconic figures including Roald Dahl, Amy Johnson, Bobby Moore, Freddie Mercury and Sir Freddie Laker.