Norwegian launches London Gatwick – Austin & Chicago O’Hare

Low cost airline Norwegian is to fly from London Gatwick to Chicago O’Hare and Austin from late March 2018.

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

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.

Today’s news also comes on top of new route launches to Buenos Aires and Singapore.

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)

Norwegian launches London Gatwick – Buenos Aires from February 2018

Norwegian will fly from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires four times weekly from Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Norwegian has announced yet another long-haul route from London Gatwick.  The airline will fly to Buenos Aires four times weekly from Wednesday 14 February 2018. This will be the airline’s first direct route from London Gatwick to South America.

As per other long-haul routes at Gatwick, the route will be served by Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two class configuration.

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Norwegian launches London Gatwick – Singapore Changi from Thursday 28 September 2017

Norwegian will fly direct from Gatwick to Singapore from Thursday 28 September 2017.

Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Norwegian’s aggressive expansion at London Gatwick continues with the launch of a new route from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi airport.

The route will launch on Thursday 28 September 2017. It will initially operate four times weekly, increasing to five times weekly from Monday 30 October 2017. The flight will be operated by the mainstay of Norwegian’s long-haul operations, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two class configuration.

Flights are on sale now at Norwegian.com

Today’s announcement is significant for two reasons:
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Norwegian launches London Gatwick – Las Vegas from Monday 31 October 2016

Norwegian Air Shuttle continues its rapid expansion at London Gatwick with the launch of new direct flights to Las Vegas.

The airline will fly to Las Vegas twice weekly (Monday & Thursday) from Monday 31 October 2016.

This will be Norwegian’s 8th long-haul route from London Gatwick after New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Puerto Rico.

Norwegian will be competing against direct flights by Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick and British Airways from London Heathrow.

On that note, the very rapid growth by Norwegian is not going unnoticed by either British Airways nor Virgin Atlantic.  We have already seen British Airways reinstate its London Gatwick – New York JFK route as an apparent competitive response.  We would not be surprised to see further activity by either airlines which both depend very heavily on transatlantic traffic for profitability.

Flights are on sale now at Norwegian.com and an initial scan of fares shows return trips being available for less than £399.

London Gatwick – Las Vegas

Flight DY7107 Depart London Gatwick 12:10 – Arrive Las Vegas 16:00 (Monday, Thursday)

Las Vegas – London Gatwick

Flight DY7108 Depart Las Vegas 18:00 – Arrive London Gatwick 10:50

Norwegian to launch London Gatwick – Boston from May 2016

Norwegian Air Shuttle has today announced it is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Boston from May 2016.

The exact launch date and timetable are to be confirmed, but flights will operate four times weekly.

This is the fourth North American route for Norwegian from London Gatwick after New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. 

The airline will also fly to Puerto Rico from November 2015.

This news will be welcomed by London Gatwick as it is the first time in many years Boston has been served by the airport.  

Norwegian has stated in the Financial Times that it has ambitions to serve many more long haul destinations from the UK beyond the Americas and to Africa and Asia.

Norwegian to fly from London Gatwick to the Greek Island of Kefalonia from 18 April 2015

Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced a new short-haul route from London Gatwick. It will fly to the Greek island of Kefalonia from Saturday 18 April 2015.

The new route operates once a week, on Saturdays.

Here are the flight times:

Flight DY2910 Depart London Gatwick 10:15 – Arrive Kefalonia 15:30
Flight DY2911 Depart Kefalonia 16:10 Arrive London Gatwick 17:20

Flights are on sale now.

Take care when booking not to take a very indirect route via Oslo!