Norwegian announces new low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Iceland and Lapland

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 17, 2016 15:35

Norwegian announces new low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Iceland and Lapland

Low-cost airline Norwegian has launched two new routes from London Gatwick to Keflavik, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland.

From October 30, Norwegian will add its first UK service to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Three weekly flights will operate direct to Keflavik throughout winter on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The UK’s only scheduled direct flight to Lapland’s capital – Rovaniemi – will launch on December 19, with Norwegian offering twice-weekly flights on a Monday and Friday.

As well as the new winter routes, Norwegian has also increased the number of London Gatwick flights to Lanzarote, Tenerife, Tromso and Grenoble, adding an additional 25,000 seats for the winter season. An additional weekly service to Lanzarote and Tenerife will depart on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Tromso will also benefit from a third weekly service on a Wednesday and Grenoble will increase to a twice-weekly service on a Saturday.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “We are committed to offering low-fares with choice and flexibly for our passengers. Both Reykjavik and Rovaniemi are fantastic additions to our growing UK route network, which now serves more than 50 destinations nonstop. The addition of these new routes and extra capacity to some of our most popular winter destinations will make this our busiest winter at London Gatwick.”

In addition to the two new routes and extra capacity from London Gatwick, Norwegian has also launched two new routes from Manchester, with a twice-weekly service to Gran Canaria starting October 30 and twice-weekly service to Tenerife starting November 1.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 17, 2016 15:35