Posted on: 18 August 2015 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has put on sale the new flights it will operate from 13 May 2016 between London Gatwick and Boston Logan, which will be the only direct link between the two airports.
The service will add to Norwegian’s other UK–America flights which serve New York, Los Angeles, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
In total Norwegian will add over 60,000 seats between Boston and London, helping to dramatically reduce the cost of travel to New England. The flights will use Boeing 787s Dreamliner and will depart on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. Norwegian will also be launching direct services to Boston from both Copenhagen and Oslo.
Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos commented, “Norwegian offers the UK’s only low-cost, long haul travel to the USA and Boston will become our fifth new destination since introducing our pioneering flights last year. We expect Boston to be a popular addition offering an exciting new city break, and providing affordable access to the New England region for both business and leisure travellers.
"The cost of flying to America has been too high for too long, and the success of our transatlantic flights show there is huge demand for quality, affordable long haul travel,” he added.
Norwegian is now the third largest airline at London Gatwick, offering a total of 29 flights to Europe and six long-haul flights including the UK’s only links to Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. More than 200,000 passengers have flown transatlantic with Norwegian since the long-haul network was launched in 2014.