Norwegian announces new long-haul routes from Gatwick

Today low-cost carrier Norwegian Airlines have just announced the introduction of two new routes to the USA from London Gatwick as they continue their long-haul expansion. The airline will now fly direct to Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas – both of which are very exciting.

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Co-incidentally the airline is celebrating the third anniversary since launching it’s first low-cost long-haul service from the West Sussex airport. It is impressive to think that in a space of three years Norwegian now serve 13 global long-haul destinations from Gatwick. This also actually makes Norwegian the second largest long-haul operator at London Gatwick.

The routes to Chicago and Austin will take off from March 2018 and as usual will be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Below I’ve included some useful information on both routes:

LGW – ORD

  • Route launches 25 March 2018
  • Frequency: 4 flights per week
  • Economy fares from £179pp one-way
  • Premium Economy fares from £499pp

LGW-AUS

  • Route launches 28 March 2018
  • Frequency: 3 flights per week
  • Economy fares from £239pp one-way
  • Premium Economy fares from £579pp

Stewart Wingate, the CEO of Gatwick Airport Limited has praised Norwegian’s announcement of two new long-haul routes from the airport, mentioning that the airport now offers more than 62 long-haul routes. That is more than any other single runway airport in the world. Congratulations to London Gatwick!

Thoughts

Norwegian continue to disrupt the industry with yet another two long-haul routes announced. Slots permitting, I am sure that this trend will only continue. Will we see other airlines such as British Airways announce more long-haul routes from Gatwick? Only time will tell!

What do you think about the latest announcement from Norwegian? I’m actually excited that you can now fly to so many more destinations from LGW, many of which are still on my bucket list.

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