Tampa is being introduced as a new transatlantic destination by Norwegian from Gatwick this winter.

One-way flights have gone on sale starting at £175 as the low-cost carrier adds its third gateway in Florida, joining Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

Tampa will be served twice a week from October 31 as part of the airline’s winter schedule from Gatwick.

However, a Gatwick-Chicago service is being reduced to four flights a week from a daily service, Oakland (San Francisco) cut from four to three a week while Austin and Seattle become seasonal routes from October 28.

Frequency to Fort Lauderdale will rise from three flights a week to a daily service while Orlando will gain an extra service to give four flights a week.

Boston will gain daily flights, up from five a week, while a Las Vegas link returns for the winter with three flights a week, up from two last winter.

Other network changes this winter include a recently announced third daily flight to New York JFK.

The airline will serve 11 routes to the US for the winter, including addition of Tampa.

Norwegian is also raising frequency from Gatwick to Buenos Aires from four flights a week to a daily service due to strong demand.

Chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Norwegian continues to offer customers increased choice, flexibility and value throughout winter 2018 and we are pleased to welcome Tampa, Florida, as a new destination to our network.

“Our modern fleet of aircraft allow customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board thanks to our award-winning state of the art entertainment system, comfortable and spacious cabin and friendly cabin crew.”

Gatwick chief financial officer Guy Stephenson aded: “Norwegian’s new Tampa service, a new daily schedule for the existing Buenos Aires and Boston routes and increases to other services, all give our passengers yet more choice and flexibility.

“This choice, combined with the airline’s competitive prices and high quality service, are appreciated by both our business and leisure passengers and are an important reason for Norwegian’s success at Gatwick.”