Norwegian add UK long-haul flights

Norwegian Air takeoffNorwegian Air Shuttle have announced plans to commence long-haul flights from London Gatwick Airport in the UK from next summer.

Following the inauguration of routes from Scandinavia this year with their new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet (as well as some leased-in aircraft), the airline wants to expand from its UK focus airport.

Routes to be operated from London Gatwick include New York JFK (3x weekly), Los Angeles International (2x weekly) and Fort Lauderdale (2x weekly).

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “There’s great demand for high-quality flights at a low fare between the UK and the US, particularly to and from London Gatwick, where no other airline currently offers these routes. Launching long-haul routes between London Gatwick and the US is also an important part of our strategy to expand internationally and get a stronger foothold in markets outside Scandinavia.”

Norwegian is also planning to add five new European routes from Gatwick next summer. It will operate weekly fights to Santorini, Corfu, Sicily (Catania), and Cyprus plus three flights a week to Budapest. It will also increase frequency on services to Malaga, Ibiza, Split, Dubrovnik, Majorca, Faro, Tenerife, Copenhagen and Barcelona.

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  1. October 19, 2013

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