25 AUGUST 2014
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In order to celebrate both the return of non-stop New York flights, with Norwegian Air to JFK, and Emirates A380 introduction, Gatwick Airport has unveiled two large-scale ‘urban sculptures’ designed to welcome and inspire passengers.
At around two metres in height, the impressive sand sculptures depict New York’s Chrysler Building and Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.
The sculptures, which are planned to stay for two months at the airport, will be viewed by around 7.5m passengers expected to pass through Gatwick’s terminals during the period.
Norwegian has also announced the establishment of a long haul base at Gatwick for both pilots and cabin crew. “Our hiring in the UK has been well received and many pilots are keen to be based at London Gatwick and work for an innovative and forward-thinking company that offers highly competitive wages and conditions as well as the opportunity to fly the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies today, the 787 Dreamliner,” said Torstein Hoås, Director of Flight Operations at Norwegian.
Recruitment of Gatwick-based cabin crew will take place early next year. Norwegian is also recruiting pilots for JFK, where the company already has a cabin crew base. www.gatwickairport.com www.norwegian.com www.emirates.com
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