Norwegian has outlined its expansion plans for 2018 at London Gatwick (LGW/EGKK) including more US flights and its first South American flight.
The low-cost airline will start a four-times-weekly service from Gatwick to Buenos Aires (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina will on 14th February using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
New destinations in the USA include a daily flight to Chicago (ORD/KORD) and a 3-times-weekly service Austin (AUS/KAUS) in Spring 2018.
Frequency increases include Boston (BOS/KBOS) & Oakland (OAK/KOAK) will become daily also from Spring. Los Angeles (LAX/KLAX) becomes twice-daily on some days.
In order to achieve this Norwegian plans to add 11 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet and will take delivery of its first 12 737 Max aircraft which will be used on flights from Edinburgh, Belfast and Ireland to the US East Coast.
Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “This year will see us fly to new heights as the UK will continue to be centre stage for our international growth. We want to fly people further for the best possible value which is why we’re investing for the future in low-cost long-haul travel. We’re upgrading the long-haul passenger experience by introducing a bigger Premium cabin, in-flight Wi-Fi and more brand-new aircraft to service our expanding network. It has never been a better time to fly Norwegian and we’re excited to launch affordable flights from London to Argentina where we have active plans to take-off this year.”