Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Norwegian’s nonstop route to Tampa, Florida takes off

The worlds best long-haul low-cost airline Norwegian, has commenced its new nonstop service to Tampa Bay today, giving passengers a super affordable way to access Florida’s west coast.  

New Tampa route joins increased flights 
to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

The impressive award-winning airline will operate a new twice-weekly service from London Gatwick to Tampa International Airport (TPA) which offers holidaymakers a convenient nonstop service with direct access to Florida’s Gulf coast. It also provides passengers with more choice and flexibility when travelling to the sunshine state with Norwegian.

Flight schedule: London Gatwick - Tampa - local times:
DI 7165 Departs London 14:55 Arrives Tampa 19:35 - Wednesdays and Saturdays
DI 7166 Departs Tampa 21:00 Arrives London Gatwick 09:55+1 - Wednesdays and Saturdays

In addition to the twice weekly service to Tampa, Norwegian has also increased its winter services to other Florida destinations from its London Gatwick base. The airline now offers a daily service to Fort Lauderdale, increasing from three flights per week and five weekly flights to Orlando up from three per week, giving more choice to travellers seeking a relaxing beach holiday, with 14 flights per week to Florida it is even easier to visit its world-famous family adventure parks.

Daily service to Buenos Aires.
In response to strong demand for the London Gatwick to Buenos Aires route, services have increased from four flights a week to a daily service providing customers with greater flexibility and convenience. The launch of Norwegian’s domestic flights from Buenos Aires will allow passengers to fly affordably across the country. Lowest fares are now available from £265 in economy or passengers can fly in enhanced comfort in the Premium cabin from £640 one way.

More routes see increased schedules 

Four weekly flights to Las Vegas – For high rollers, Las Vegas returns this winter with two additional weekly services. Fares start from £165 in economy and £520 in Premium one way.

Daily service to Boston – Services to Boston will increase from five flights a week to a daily service. Fares start from £145 in economy and £420 in Premium one way.

Matthew Wood, from Norwegian, said, “We are delighted to offer passengers another affordable route to the USA with the addition of Tampa, Florida. This winter we are continuing to offer consumers greater choice and flexibility when flying Norwegian with more flights to our most popular destinations.

“Whether travelling for work or leisure, our modern fleet of aircraft allow customers to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board by flying in high-quality, fuel-efficient aircraft, that are unmatched on transatlantic flights.”

Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport, Chief Commercial Officer said: “Gatwick is committed to providing unrivalled choice for passengers and Norwegian’s new route bolsters our existing Tampa and Florida connections. This is a very welcome addition to Gatwick’s network of over 220 destinations, including over 60 long haul services. We are also delighted that passenger demand has driven yet more choice with now daily services to Boston and Buenos Aires.”

Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick are operated by brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in a two-class configuration, economy and Premium. A new extended Premium cabin has been introduced, with 60% more seats for passengers wanting an enhanced experience. The new 56-seat cabin configuration offers passengers more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meal service and drinks, generous baggage allowance and lounge access at selected airports.

Norwegian carries more than 5.8 million UK passengers each year to over 50 global destinations. The airline has one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the world with an average age of 3.7 years. Norwegian has been named ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline’ for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the sixth year in a row at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Passengers travelling in the Premium cabin can enjoy:

    Dedicated Premium check-in
    Lounge access at selected airports
    Fast Track security where available
    Comfortable seat in the Premium cabin with over a metre of legroom
    Two checked bags x 20 kg included
    Seat reservation at time of booking
  Complimentary drinks which can be ordered through the in-flight entertainment system
    Pre-meal drinks
    Premium three-course meal including drinks
    Second lighter service or breakfast
    USB charger and power outlet by your seat
    State-of-the-art touch screen entertainment system