Low-cost flights used to be reserved for short-haul destinations. However, airlines are now starting to move into the budget long-haul market, especially with the more efficient 787 Dreamliner now in operation. Norwegian recently announced its intention to provide more services between the UK and North America.
Norwegian first offered low-cost flights to the US a year ago with their London to New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles services. They have carried more than 200,000 passengers since then, and the demand for services has led them to add to their operations.
Increase in services
They will operate a daily London Gatwick to New York service starting in October. The airline will also add new routes to Puerto Rico and Boston from November 2015 and May 2016 respectively. The service to Boston will be the only direct flight to the city from Gatwick, providing a greater number of flights and cheaper options for those travelling to Boston either on business or to stay in one of the city’s short-term rentals.
Norwegian now operates more than 500 flights each week to and from the UK. They service 34 global destinations with nine craft, including two Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The airline aims to provide customers with high quality, affordable service. Passengers can benefit from free Wi-Fi while they travel on brand new, state-of-the-art aircraft.