Norwegian Celebrates 5 Years of Long-Haul Flying From Gatwick With Flash Sale

Jul 4, 2019

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It is not just the United States of America that is celebrating the 4th of July – Norwegian is celebrating 5 years of long-haul flying from London’s Gatwick (LGW) airport today.

Its first long-haul routes from LGW back in July 2014 were to Los Angeles, New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale all operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Since then, the third largest airline at Gatwick (after easyJet and British Airways) has added further destinations in the US (including Boston, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco amongst 12 US destinations) as well as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro from LGW. An attempt to fly low-cost to Singapore was cancelled after less than a year in operation.

It now flies more passengers to New York than British Airways!

Over those 5 years, the airline has carried nearly 5 million passengers on over 8,500 flights serving over 3.5 million meals.

Norwegian Economy. Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy
Norwegian Economy. Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy

The airline also recorded the fastest ever flight from New York to London since Concorde in 2018 when one of its dreamliners completed the journey in just 5 hours and 13 minutes.

To celebrate, Norwegian has launched a 4 day flash sale with one-way fares to the USA and South America from £137 one-way. Details can be found here.

There has been numerous speculation about the financial health of the airline over the years though it seems to have at least temporarily averted the financial issues that plagued it a few months ago.

TPG recently reviewed Norwegian’s Premium Economy product and we are big fans of the airline.

Premium Economy. Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy
Premium Economy. Image by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy

A guide to their frequent flyer programme can be found here.

Happy Birthday and many happy returns Norwegian!

Featured image by Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images

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