Posted on: 09 July 2015 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has celebrated the first anniversary of its transatlantic flights from the UK by announcing a new route from London Gatwick to Boston, which will begin in May 2016.
Norwegian will also introduce a daily connection between London Gatwick and New York JFK from October and another new route to Puerto Rico from November 2015.
Bjorn Kjos, chief executive of Norwegian, commented, "This is an exciting time for Norwegian as we celebrate our first successful year of low-cost, long-haul flights and prepare for our busiest ever summer in the UK. Over 200,000 passengers have now chosen to fly transatlantic with Norwegian, and with additional Dreamliners set to be based at Gatwick next year we can add further exciting destinations such as Boston.
"Our continued growth in the UK demonstrates the need for quality, affordable travel. Our free inflight WiFi on flights within Europe, fleet of brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliners on transatlantic routes and affordable fares give us a competitive advantage,” Kjos added. “Norwegian is fast becoming a household name for UK travellers and we look forward to welcoming a record breaking one million customers aboard Europe’s youngest fleet his summer."
Norwegian currently has nine aircraft based at London Gatwick, including two Boeing 787 Dreamliners.