Norwegian announces new route to Tampa and further increases for Winter 2018

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  • Norwegian to operate new twice-weekly service from London to Tampa from 31stOctober 2018
  • Added flights to Florida this winter with increases to Fort Lauderdale (Miami) and Orlando routes
  • UK’s first low fare route to Buenos Aires to become a daily service due to passenger demand

Norwegian is pleased to announce that from 31st October 2018 the airline will launch a new twice-weekly service from London Gatwick to Tampa – Florida. Flights are now available to book today at www.norwegian.com/uk from £175.

The airline will also give customers greater choice to Florida and other parts of the world this winter as it launches its winter schedule of long-haul flights from London Gatwick. The airline has made the following schedule updates:

  • Daily service to Fort Lauderdale (Miami)– The popular service increases this winter to a daily service, up from three flights a week, giving more choice to travellers seeking a relaxing beach holiday. Fares are available from £175 in economy and £515 in Premium one way.
  • Four weekly flights to Orlando– Visiting the world-famous family adventure parks is now even easier as the Orlando route increases from three to a four-weekly service. Fares are available from £175 in economy and £515 in Premium one way.
  • Daily service to Buenos Aires– In response to strong demand for the London Gatwick to Buenos Aires route, services will increase from four flights a week to a daily service providing customers with greater flexibility and convenience. Lowest fares are now available from £315 in economy and £640 in Premium one way.
  • Three weekly flights to Las Vegas-For high rollers, Las Vegas returns this winter with an additional service with a third weekly flight. Fares start from £195 in economy and £515 in Premium one way.
  • Daily service to Boston –Services to Boston will increase from five flights a week to a daily service.Fares start from £155 in economy and £415 in Premium one way.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “Norwegian continues to offer customers increased choice, flexibility and value throughout winter 2018 and we are pleased to welcome Tampa, Florida, as a new destination to our network. Our modern fleet of aircraft allow customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board thanks to our award-winning state of the art entertainment system, comfortable and spacious cabin and friendly cabin crew.”

Guy Stephenson, Chief Financial Officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Norwegian’s new Tampa service, a new daily schedule for the existing Buenos Aires and Boston routes and increases to other services, all give our passengers yet more choice and flexibility. This choice, combined with the airline’s competitive prices and high quality service, are appreciated by both our business and leisure passengers and are an important reason for Norwegian’s success at Gatwick.”

Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick are operated by brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in a two-class configuration, economy and Premium. A new extended Premium cabin has been introduced, with 60% more seats for passengers wanting an enhanced experience. The new 56-seat cabin configuration will continue to offer passengers more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meal service and drinks, generous baggage allowance and airport lounge access.

Norwegian is the second largest long-haul airline at Gatwick with 13 direct long-haul destinations. For winter 2018 the airline will serve 11 routes to the USA including the new addition of Tampa.

Other network changes this winter include a recently announced third daily service to JFK, with London Gatwick to Chicago reducing to four weekly flights from a daily service, Oakland (San Francisco) reducing to three weekly flights from four per week and Austin and Seattle becoming seasonal routes from 28thOctober 2018.

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