Norwegian Launches Gatwick – US Services

Norwegian 787Norwegian says it is adding London Gatwick to its intercontinental route map next summer after experiencing: “great success” with its new European routes launched from Gatwick earlier this year.
The new transatlantic routes will connect London Gatwick to New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.
“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.  We are looking forward to welcoming many new customers on board our brand new aircraft.  Launching long-haul routes between London Gatwick and the United States is also an important part of our strategy to expand internationally and get a stronger foothold in markets outside Scandinavia,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
“This is one of the most exciting route developments since Gatwick’s change of ownership four years ago and shows the benefits to passengers of Gatwick competing with Heathrow on routes, price and service.  Norwegian’s decision to re-establish London Gatwick’s links to strategic destinations in North America gives passengers, once again, real choice about how to get there and, importantly, provide options for affordable travel to popular business and leisure destinations.  Norwegian’s decision to operate high quality services on new long range aircraft offering good-value fares to the US from London Gatwick is a significant industry game-changer,” said Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick.
In addition to the new long-haul routes, Norwegian is also adding five new European destinations from London Gatwick as of next spring and summer: Santorini, Corfu, Sicily (Catania), Cyprus and Budapest.  The airline will also increase the frequency on its existing services to Malaga, Ibiza, Split, Dubrovnik, Majorca, Faro, Tenerife, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
Norwegian currently offers 320 weekly flights and 25 routes from London Gatwick.