Easter Sunday take-off for Boston – first of Gatwick’s 20 new long haul routes

Published on : Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Glasgow AirportEaster came early for passengers travelling on Norwegian’s inaugural flight from London Gatwick to Boston – the first of 20 new long haul routes being launched by airlines at Gatwick in 2016.



With flights starting from just £135, the new service represents the UK’s cheapest flights to Boston making the US more accessible to all travellers.



Low-cost flights with Norwegian have already resulted in direct services from Gatwick to New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Puerto Rico and now Boston with forthcoming flights to Oakland (San Francisco) starting in May.



As the low-cost long-haul revolution takes hold, Norwegian recently announced it intends to add 50 new long haul Dreamliners and 100 new short haul aircraft at an expanded Gatwick in the most significant and positive intervention by an airline in the expansion debate to date. The new fleet would enable Norwegian to transform the low-cost long-haul revolution it started at Gatwick delivering significantly cheaper long haul fares for passengers and more choice for generations to come.



Gatwick’s low landing charges make it an attractive destination for airlines and the new long haul routes will move Gatwick into the premier league of European airports serving more than 50 long-haul destinations. The milestone will be passed this year when airlines including British Airways, Norwegian, Cathay Pacific, West Jet and Air Canada fly the 20 new long haul routes to cities located on four continents. This includes a range of destinations across Canada and the USA, and also Hong Kong, Peru, Cuba, South Africa and Costa Rica.



Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer at Gatwick Airport said:

“The addition of direct flights to Boston, a city steeped in history and culture, adds another premier U.S. destination to Gatwick’s growing list of long-haul destinations. The growth of low-cost long-haul travel with Norwegian from Gatwick has helped to make flights more affordable for hundreds of thousands of passengers and shows no sign of slowing as more airlines get set to launch a record number of long-haul routes from Gatwick over the coming year.”



Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said:

“Norwegian is ready for take-off on the UK’s most affordable connection between England and New England. The response to our low fares has been fantastic and Boston has an understated buzz that British holidaymakers will love. With new long-haul flights, leisure and business travellers can get used to flying in comfort on our state-of-the-art Dreamliners as we continue launching more low-cost flights to the U.S.”


Source:- Glasgow Airport

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