Norwegian

In a surprising move Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (commercially branded “Norwegian”) announced yesterday that they will be launching three new long-haul routes between London Gatwick and New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) beginning in summer 2014.

Norwegian is a low-cost airline based out of Oslo and is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and third largest low cost carrier in Europe. Close to 18 million passengers flew on its network in 2012. Norwegian offers more leg room than most competitors, in-flight WiFi and a fleet of 75 aircraft with an average age of only 4.6 years.

NEW USA FLIGHT SCHEDULES
London – Los Angeles twice a week from July 2, 2014
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between London (LGW) and Los Angeles (LAX) – on Wednesdays and Sundays. The introductory fare is £199 ($321) one way.
London – New York three times a week from July 3, 2014
Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between London (LGW) and New York (JFK) – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The introductory fare is £149 ($240) one way.
London – Fort Lauderdale twice a week from July 4, 2014
Norwegian will operate two weekly flights between London (LGW) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – on Mondays and Fridays. The introductory fare is £179 ($289) one way.

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.

NEW EUROPE FLIGHT SCHEDULES
London – Santorini once a week from April 5, 2014
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight between London (LGW) and Santorini (JTR) – on Saturdays. The introductory fare is £29.90 ($47) one way.
London – Corfu once a week from July 19, 2014
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight between London (LGW) and Corfu (CFU) – on Saturdays. The introductory fare is £29.90 ($47) one way.
London – Sicily once a week from April 5, 2014
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight between London (LGW) and Catania, Sicily (CTA) – on Saturdays. The introductory fare is £29.90 ($47) one way.
London – Cyprus once a week from April 5, 2014
Norwegian will operate one weekly flight between London (LGW) and Cyprus (LCA) – on Saturdays. The introductory fare is £39.90 ($63) one way.
London – Budapest three times a week from March 30, 2014
Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between London (LGW) and Budapest (BUD) – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The introductory fare is £29.90 ($47) one way.

Norwegian currently offers 320 weekly flights and 25 routes from London Gatwick.

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