Norwegian adds Puerto Rico to low-fare network from Gatwick

Norwegian adds Puerto Rico to low-fare network from Gatwick

Budget flights from Gatwick to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico are to be initiated by Norwegian as it expands its long-haul network.

The twice-weekly service is to start in November with an introductory fare of £269 one-way.

The Scandinavian low-cost carrier also plans to add more flights from Gatwick to New York and Los Angeles, as well as serving Pula in Croatia from this summer.

New York will be served daily from autumn while three flights a week will run to Los Angeles in the winter.

Norwegian will also serve San Juan in Puerto Rico from Copenhagen, Stockholm and Olso, together with the US Virgin Islands and Las Vegas from Copenhagen.

The airline’s chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl, said “The response we’ve had on our intercontinental destinations has been overwhelming and it is obvious that affordable fares were scarce before Norwegian entered the market.

“This makes it even more enjoyable to add more destinations to our route map of more than 100 destinations.

“We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers on our new routes between Gatwick and the Caribbean.

“We are also adding more weekly flights between New York and Gatwick, and Los Angeles and Gatwick because of the great response.”

Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, said "Puerto Rico is more than ready to broaden its horizons in the European market and we are very excited to welcome Norwegian's new service to San Juan.

“Puerto Rico offers an outstanding variety of options making it an attractive a five-star Caribbean destination accessible to British and Scandinavian travellers.

“We are certain that Norwegian’s five weekly flights will significantly boost and diversify the tourism industry in Puerto Rico. We look forward to a productive partnership with Norwegian”.


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