SOURCE: Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA

December 05, 2016 06:00 ET

Norwegian to Increase Frequency on U.S.-London Routes

Daily service from LAX and double-daily service from JFK to be offered in 2017

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 05, 2016) - Norwegian, the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline and Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline, announces increased frequencies on most routes from the United States to London Gatwick. Beginning in mid-April 2017, service from Los Angeles will operate daily; service from Oakland/San Francisco will operate five times per week; service from Fort Lauderdale will operate twice weekly; and service from Orlando will operate three times per week. In August 2017, Norwegian will offer an additional daily flight between New York and London, reaching 13 weekly flights.

"Our U.S.-London flights are more popular than ever and customer demand shows low-cost long-haul flights are not only here to stay, but also quickly becoming the norm for cost-conscious travelers. By increasing the number of transatlantic flights on our U.S.-London routes, we are giving tourists and business passengers more flexibility, attractive fares and convenient schedules," Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer said. "With final approval for Norwegian Air International's foreign carrier permit from the Department of Transportation and nine more Boeing 787 Dreamliners entering our fleet next year, this is only the beginning of our UK expansion. We will continue to add flights from the U.S. to the UK and other European destinations, driving down fares in the process, and are eagerly anticipating our foreign carrier permit for Norwegian Air UK."

Daily service from Los Angeles International Airport to London Gatwick will begin on April 15, 2017, up from five weekly flights. Beginning on April 17, 2017, flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to London Gatwick will increase from once weekly to twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays). London Gatwick will be served from Oakland International Airport with five flights per week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays), an increase of two additional flights starting on April 18, 2017. Flights between Orlando International Airport and London Gatwick will increase from two to three weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) beginning on April 20, 2017.

Service from JFK International Airport to London Gatwick will increase by six flights on August 10, 2017. In addition to its daily evening service, Norwegian will operate a second daily flight each morning (except Wednesdays), bringing its total offering to 13 weekly flights on this popular route.

Fares from these five U.S. cities to London are now available from $195 one-way, including taxes. The lowest available fares to any of Norwegian's destinations from the U.S. can be found by reviewing the low fare calendar.

Norwegian's service from Fort Lauderdale to Guadeloupe will launch on December 17. Additionally, new nonstop routes for 2017 include direct service from Oakland/San Francisco to Copenhagen on March 28. The airline's nonstop service to Barcelona from four American cities will launch as follows: Los Angeles on June 5; New York City (Newark Liberty International Airport) on June 6; Oakland/San Francisco on June 7; and Fort Lauderdale on August 22, 2017. Norwegian recently announced the launch of service from Orlando to Paris beginning on July 31.

Norwegian operates one of the world's youngest fleets and all long-haul flights are operated by a brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, offering both an Economy and a Premium Cabin.

About Norwegian
Norwegian is the world's sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world's youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World's Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe's Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs more than 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.

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