Norwegian launches three new long-haul routes between London Gatwick and New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) in summer 2014.
Norwegian also launches five new European routes and increases frequencies on existing ones.
Norwegian continues its international expansion as it takes delivery of more 787 Dreamliners. It now adds London Gatwick to its intercontinental route map after experiencing great success with its new European routes from Gatwick launched earlier this year.
“There’s great demand for high quality flights at a low fare between the UK and the U.S., 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.
Five new European destinations
In addition to the new long-haul routes, Norwegian also adds five new European destinations from London Gatwick. New destinations as of next spring and summer are: Santorini, Corfu, Sicily (Catania), Cyprus and Budapest. Norwegian also adds more frequencies to existing destinations Malaga, Ibiza, Split, Dubrovnik, Majorca, Faro, Tenerife, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
Norwegian currently offers 320 weekly flights and 25 routes from London Gatwick.