Norwegian is to launch yet more long-haul routes from London Gatwick with the addition of Chicago O’Hare and Austin to its network from late March 2018
Norwegian will fly to Austin three times weekly from Tuesday 27 March 2018 and Chicago O’Hare four times weekly from Sunday 25 March 2018.
The launch of Austin will create a second link between London and the city. Currently, British Airways is the only airline to fly direct between London and Austin.
Yet more expansion by Norwegian is a major headache for both BA and Virgin Atlantic. Norwegian can now claim to serve two US states not served by Virgin Atlantic: Illinois and Texas. Virgin Atlantic suspended Chicago this year. BA has also coveted being the exclusive operator of routes such as Austin as it gives the airline pricing power in the market.
Flights are on sale now at Norwegian
London Gatwick – Austin
Flight DY7181 Depart London Gatwick 10:00 – Arrive Austin 14:05 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Flight DY7182 Depart Austin 16:20 – Arrive London Gatwick 07:25 (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
London Gatwick – Chicago O’Hare
Flight DY7151 Depart London Gatwick 10:00 – Arrive Chicago O’Hare 12:35 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
Flight DY7152 Depart Chicago O’Hare 15:15 Arrive London Gatwick – 05:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)