Norwegian boosts Gatwick-Puerto Rico capacity for next winter

Norwegian boosts Gatwick-Puerto Rico capacity for next winter

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The UK’s only direct flights to Puerto Rico will return in November with more capacity following a successful first winter season.

Norwegian has made fares available from Gatwick starting at £159 one-way including taxes.

The current winter flying schedule was extended to next month due to high demand.

The low-cost carrier will resume the service to the island’s capital San Juan with twice weekly flights from November 2 to March 22, 2017 using a larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

With more than 25,000 seats on sale, the new aircraft offer 18% more seats per flight in two classes.

With an earlier scheduled arrival time in Puerto Rico from the current season, passengers will be able to meet ship departures and make flight connections to other Caribbean islands more easily.

The airline’s chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl, said: “With our 787 Dreamliners flying nearly full it’s no surprise Puerto Rico is back by popular demand.

“This coveted route is the cheapest gateway to the Caribbean and nearly 25,000 British holidaymakers have taken advantage of our affordable flights in comfortable brand new aircraft.

“With Norwegian set to return to the shores of Puerto Rico, we will continue to deliver a high quality service and boost tourism by being the sole carrier of choice for Brits.”

Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, said: “This is great news for Puerto Rico and the UK. We are delighted with the success Norwegian’s direct route between London and San Juan has achieved.

“The response and acceptance of Puerto Rico’s five-star qualities among British travellers wanting to enjoy a five-star Caribbean destination continues to strengthen the island’s image as a world class destination in the region.

“We are confident our partnership with Norwegian will continue to stimulate demand and open up new opportunities for Puerto Rico in the UK and beyond.”


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