Norwegian to start low-fare Vegas flights from Gatwick

Norwegian to start low-fare Vegas flights from Gatwick

Las Vegas is being added to Norwegian’s low-fare transatlantic network from Gatwick.

Fares will start at £179 one-way on the route which commences on October 31 with two flights a week.

The budget carrier is to operate the route on Mondays and Thursdays to allow for long weekends in the Nevada gambling mecca using 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a two-class configuration.

Chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “Las Vegas is a fantastic addition to our growing transatlantic network from the UK.

“Norwegian is bringing more competition to the UK market, which is win-win for the customers by creating more choice and affordable fares for all.

“We will continue to provide Brits with low-cost and easier access to more parts of the US, while offering a high-quality service in the newest aircraft. We look forward to adding Las Vegas to our network from London Gatwick.”

Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, added: "The additional accessibility marks the fourth non-stop route by Norwegian, the destination’s fastest growing international carrier, to Las Vegas in the past year and helps to achieve our goal of increasing international visitation over the next decade.”

Gatwick chief executive officer Stewart Wingate said: “No longer is the low cost long haul model an emerging trend – it is now established as the way modern travellers want to fly.

“Unlike Heathrow, a two-runway Gatwick would meet the needs of this rapidly changing aviation market – offering the landing fees and efficiency low cost carriers need. Crucially, only Gatwick expansion can actually happen, making it the obvious choice.”


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