Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will continue its success in 2017 with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its maiden long-haul flights outside the USA – and reasonable fare flights to UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. The new aircraft will unlock more affordable flights and never before seen routes while offering UK passengers, high-quality travel at considerable value.
Norwegian carried more than 4.5 million passengers from London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Birmingham airports last year. The fast growing airline launched more than 10 new routes from the UK, including routes to Boston, Oakland-San Francisco and Las Vegas on its award-winning USA flights at a time when Norwegian flew more than four million passengers to and from Gatwick for the first time in a single year.
5 developments to be expected this year are:
- Norwegian’s first low-cost long-haul routes outside the US – The airline plans to continue its long-haul expansion with new low-cost routes to other global markets and destinations. Norwegian plans to announce its first non-US long-haul routes later this year once plans are finalized.
- New transatlantic routes from more UK cities using Boeing’s newest aircraft – Norwegian will become the first European airline to fly the new Boeing 737 MAX this summer to start a new phase in transatlantic travel. These single aisle aircraft can fly longer, offering customers potential never before seen routes from Europe to the east coast of the US at reasonable fares. Norwegian plans to announce a series of transatlantic routes from UK cities to the US east coast early in 2017.
- Increased flights from London to the USA giving consumers greater choice – This summer, Norwegian will expand its USA flights by 55 per cent to offer 34 direct flights per week from Gatwick. This includes daily services to New York and a daily service to Los Angeles twice in addition to increases on the popular Oakland-San Francisco, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale routes.
- More state-of-the-art aircraft joining Norwegian’s long-haul fleet – Norwegian’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft arrived at Gatwick in 2016, with nine more 787-9 Dreamliners landing in Norwegian’s fleet this year. These state-of-the-art aircraft will continue servicing direct affordable flights to the USA, offering all economy and Premium passengers’ inflight entertainment and reduced jet lag.
- New job opportunities for a high-flying career with Norwegian – Norwegian’s UK growth is stimulating job opportunities for pilots and cabin crew. Each aircraft will create up to 23 pilot jobs and 70 cabin crew roles.