22 AUGUST 2016
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Two new routes between Gatwick and Reykjavik (Iceland) and Rovaniemi (Finland) are being launched this winter by Norwegian as the airline continues its UK expansion.
Three flights a week will operate direct to Reykjavik’s airport at Keflavik on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while services to Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus and popular with Northern Lights-spotters, will be on Mondays and Fridays.
As well as the new routes, Norwegian has also increased the number of Gatwick flights to Lanzarote, Tenerife, Tromso and Grenoble, adding an additional 25,000 seats on these routes.
All the new services are scheduled to use the airline’s new 186-seat B737-800 aircraft, with free on-board wi-fi and live TV for all passengers.
Chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Reykjavik and Rovaniemi are fantastic additions to our growing UK route network, which now serves more than 50 destinations non-stop.
“The new routes and extra capacity will make this our busiest winter at Gatwick and we’re expecting a big response.”
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate added: “Norwegian is one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and we welcome their continued expansion here. I expect these routes to be just as successful as Norwegian’s ground-breaking long-haul routes to the US.”
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Pamela Price PRICE, Cathedral City, USA
glad to hear about Norwegian airlines and Iceland.