Norwegian announces new routes to Chicago and Austin from £179 as UK expansion takes another leap forward

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Norwegian today announced two brand-new United States paths from London Gatwick with flights now on sale to Chicago from ₤ 179 and Austin, Texas from ₤ 239. The statement comes as the airline celebrates the 3rd anniversary because it first released inexpensive long-haul services from Gatwick.

In July 2014, Norwegian released its first low-cost long-haul flights from London Gatwick to 3 US cities-- in just three years, Norwegian has grown to serve 13 global long-haul locations from Gatwick, consisting of 9 US cities, Singapore and Buenos Aires. Over 1.5 million UK travelers have now flown affordable long-haul with Norwegian given that July 2014 and with the new paths announced today, the quick development will also see Norwegian overtake other airline companies to end up being the 2nd biggest long-haul operator at Gatwick.

The new paths from London Gatwick to Chicago and Austin will start from March 2018 and will be served by new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering passengers a spacious, modern economy cabin with seatback inflight home entertainment, together with a Premium cabin providing more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meal service, generous luggage allowance and airport lounge gain access to. Flights are now on sale at consisting of:

London to Chicago-- 4 flights weekly from ₤ 179 one method
Starting on 25th March 2018, Norwegian will start a year-round, four-weekly service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, with economy fares from ₤ 179 one way and Premium fares from ₤ 499.

Referred to as the 'Windy City', Chicago is America's 3rd biggest city attracting an approximated 54 million tourists each year along with being one of the most essential service centres worldwide.

Chicago offers visitors a special mix of renowned skyscrapers, museums, dining establishments and a picturesque waterfront, along with a lively cultural scene and world-famous sports groups.

London to Austin, Texas-- 3 flights each week from ₤ 239 one method.
Starting on 27th March 2018, Norwegian will break the current European monopoly on flights to Austin with a new year-round, three-weekly service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with fares offered from ₤ 239 one way and Premium fares from ₤ 579.

With its official slogan of The Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has a world-famous cultural scene which culminates in the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival for film, music and technology.

The state capital of Texas likewise uses a series of historic Texas landmarks and museums, an abundance of parks and green area and a growing food and dining establishment scene, in addition to being considered among the world's major centres for the tech industry.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos stated: "When once again we have actually put the UK at the heart of our enthusiastic growth plans, with inexpensive fares to another two amazing US destinations. As America's third greatest city, Chicago is best addition to our growing networks while Austin has also become a significant center for leisure and company travel so we are thrilled to provide passengers more option and lower fares to these vibrant cities.

" Many individuals said affordable long-haul would never ever work however 3 years, 13 paths and 1.5 million UK passengers later on and Norwegian has revealed there is big need for more affordable long-haul travel.".

Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, stated: "These brand-new flights are yet more proof that the low cost long run revolution is here to remain as Norwegian and Gatwick's long haul networks reach into all four corners of the world. Norwegian now uses 13 long-haul paths from Gatwick to destinations across the United States as well as to South America and south east Asia.

" The addition of new flights to Chicago and Austin likewise suggests that Gatwick's long run network breaks yet another world record as we now provide 62 long haul paths-- more than any other single runway airport on the planet-- and the fifth largest network of any airport in Europe.".

Separately today, Norwegian likewise announced new routes from Paris to Boston and Oakland, along with increased flights on the existing paths from Paris to New york city and LA

. Travelers on all of Norwegian's routes are qualified to sign up with Norwegian Reward, the airline's frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints whenever they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.

Norwegian carries more than 5 million UK passengers each year from 5 UK airports, to over 50 international locations. The airline company has one of the youngest airplane fleets in the world with a typical age of 3.6 years, and more than 200 new aircraft on order. Earlier this week it was revealed that Norwegian has actually been awarded the 'World's best inexpensive long-haul airline company' for 3 successive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

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