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Norwegian celebrated the first anniversary of its ground-breaking low-cost, long-haul flights between the UK and America today – by announcing a new route to Boston and confirming that summer 2015 is set to be a record breaker for the airline.
In July 2014 Norwegian became the first airline to offer low cost flights from the UK to New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale from as little as £179. Since then over 200,000 passengers have travelled on the routes, with Norwegian consistently achieving load factors in excess of 90 per cent.
Thanks to increased demand for the routes, Norwegian will introduce a daily connection between London Gatwick and New York (JFK) from October and new routes to Puerto Rico from November 2015 and Boston from May 2016. The new Massachusetts route will be Gatwick’s only direct service to Boston and will go on sale later this year.
Norwegian – which is now the third largest operator at Gatwick – is also preparing for its busiest ever summer in the UK with over one million passengers expected to jet off with the airline between July and September. The low-cost carrier has over 500 flights per week to and from UK airports during the peak summer, with services connecting London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh with 34 destinations around the world.