Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Norwegian New York Expansion

On the 10th August, the long-haul low cost airline, Norwegian, launched a new second daily service to New York City.  As it is the carrier's second daily flight to the big apple it means there passengers can now fly to New York and back in the same day!  That might sound unrealistic, but with fares as a low as £149 it is distinctly possible

The new flight departs London Gatwick in the morning and arrives into John F Kennedy airport for 9am. Those trans-atlantic day trippers can spend the whole day exploring the city before returning on the 11pm over night or ‘red eye’ flight from JFK airport which arrives back at London Gatwick the following day. 

Prices start at £149 one-way and £259 return for a LowFare economy ticket or £419 one-way and £759 return in Premium including all taxes and charges.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer said: “As Norwegian’s rapid growth in the UK continues we are excited to offer passengers the chance to experience New York City in just one day, with the launch of our second daily flight to New York. The new service is perfect for leisure travellers looking to tick off those bucket list experiences in 24 hours or for business travellers heading to the city for the day.”

“We know that the city break is already the favourite holiday type for travellers from the UK – New York City’s number one international visitor market, and we’re delighted that the trend for New York City as a long-haul city break is set to continue to rise further” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company, President and CEO. “Thanks to the introduction of new aircraft like Norwegian’s having made longer journeys more attractive and the new flight allows visitors to arrive earlier in the day, short city breaks to experience the new midtown along with attractions throughout New York City’s five boroughs are becoming even more appealing”.

In addition to the new double daily service to New York, Norwegian also expanded its award-winning USA flights from London Gatwick by 55 per cent for this summer to offer 34 direct flights per week from Gatwick. This includes a daily service to Los Angeles and increases on the popular Oakland-San Francisco, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale routes.

Norwegian carries more than 5 million UK passengers each year from 5 UK airports, to over 50 global destinations. The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.6 years, and more than 200 new aircraft on order. Earlier this summer it was announced that Norwegian has been awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ for three consecutive years at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards.

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