Norwegian soars to 500,000 UK passengers on low-cost long-haul flights

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By admin April 8, 2016 17:26

Norwegian soars to 500,000 UK passengers on low-cost long-haul flights

Low-cost airline Norwegian has reached 500,000 UK passengers on its low-cost long-haul flights to the U.S.

Norwegian first launched low-cost long-haul flights from Gatwick Airport in July 2014 and is still the only airline offering direct low-cost transatlantic travel to UK passengers. Norwegian now offers low-cost flights to seven U.S. destinations from the UK – New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco Oakland, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Puerto Rico – with fares from £135 one way.
Norwegian uses Boeing 787 Dreamliners on its transatlantic flights and the airline has further new Dreamliner aircraft on order that will more than quadruple its current long-haul fleet. Norwegian has also obtained a UK Operating License, allowing access to bilateral traffic rights to a series of new long-haul markets in the future including Asia, South America and Africa.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “The cost of flying to America has been too high for too long and our transatlantic flights show there is huge demand for quality, affordable long-haul travel. Half a million UK passengers can’t be wrong and this milestone proves that low-cost long-haul travel can succeed.

“In less than two years our long-haul operation has taken-off with UK passengers, with new routes and additional flights being added all the time. This is only the beginning – with new aircraft orders and traffic rights to a range of new markets, we have ambitious plans to continue offering passengers high-quality low-cost travel.”

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By admin April 8, 2016 17:26