Norwegian To Launch Low-Cost Long-Haul Service From Changi Airport

Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

Norwegian AirlinesChangi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by low-cost airline Norwegian of its intention to launch non-stop services between Singapore and London (Gatwick) on 28 September 2017[1].



Norwegian will launch a 4x weekly service, which will increase to 5x weekly for the Northern Winter Season[2]. It will use a 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a two-class configuration offering economy and premium cabins. With the launch of this new service, the number of weekly flights from Singapore to London will increase to 50[2]. This translates into an addition of 1,720 (+11%) one-way seats weekly. London is Changi Airport’s 14th busiest route, with over 1.2 million passengers travelling between the two cities in 2016.



Norwegian’s new service will benefit travellers from the United Kingdom, as they can capitalise on Changi’s excellent connectivity to about 120 destinations in South East Asia and South West Pacific for onward travel to the region. Likewise, passengers from Singapore will have access to a plethora of destinations in Europe and even the United States using Norwegian’s global network.



Changi Airport Group’s CEO Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, “We are delighted to welcome Norwegian to Changi’s portfolio of airlines in September; it will enhance options for Changi Airport’s passengers as well as attract more UK visitors to Singapore. With changing consumer preferences and an improvement in aircraft technology, low-cost carriers have taken the opportunity to expand into the long-haul market. We will continue to work with our airline partners to exploit other such opportunities to grow their operations at Changi.”



Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our first route to Asia from the UK. Travel should be affordable for all so adding Singapore to our growing UK network will give passengers even more choice for affordable, quality travel to a range of global destinations.



“The UK is at the heart of Norwegian’s ambitious plans for growth so it is a significant moment not only to launch this exciting new route, but also for it to be the first long-haul route to take to the skies with our new ‘Norwegian UK’ subsidiary.”



The Singapore-London service will be operated by Norwegian’s UK subsidiary – ‘Norwegian UK’ (NUK), using Gatwick-based crew. The flight schedule[3] is as follows:

Days of Operation Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure (Local Time) Scheduled Arrival (Local Time)
Tuesday DI7408 Singapore Changi – London Gatwick 0850 1530
Wednesday DI7410 Singapore Changi – London Gatwick 2340 0620 +1
Friday DI7408[4] Singapore Changi – London Gatwick 0845 1525
Friday DI7408[5] Singapore Changi – London Gatwick 0815 1455
Sunday DI7410 Singapore Changi – London Gatwick 2340 0620 +1


Days of operation Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure (Local Time) Scheduled Arrival (Local Time)
Monday DI7407 London Gatwick – Singapore Changi 1030 0615+1
Tuesday DI7409 London Gatwick – Singapore Changi 2230 1815+1
Thursday DI7407 London Gatwick – Singapore Changi 1030 0615+1
Saturday DI7409 London Gatwick – Singapore Changi 2230 1815+1


Source:- Norwegian Airlines

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