24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

Norwegian heads for Singapore

Low-cost long-haul flights between Gatwick and Singapore are being launched by Norwegian next winter as the airline’s growing UK operation expands into Asia for the first time..

From 28 September, Norwegian will operate four weekly flights, later increasing to five, to Singapore’s Changi Airport, using its new state-of-the-art B787 Dreamliner aircraft offering Economy and Premium cabins.

Premium cabin fares include access to No1 Lounges at Gatwick, spacious seating with more than 1m of legroom, free meal service and a generous baggage allowance.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos noted that serving Singapore, one of the world’s leading centres for financial services, logistics and technology, the airline was opening up new opportunities for business travellers as well as the leisure market and access to the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Norwegian already operates between the UK and to nine US destinations, including newly-announced routes to Seattle and Denver. The airline says the new Singapore route marks the first step in its ambitions to expand into a range of new global markets.

CEO Bjorn Kjos added: “Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our first route to Asia from the UK.”


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