DENVER (SEPTEMBER 16, 2017) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline for the third consecutive year and Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline for the fifth consecutive year, will this weekend launch its first flights from Denver International Airport and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to London Gatwick Airport. Flights will launch on September 16 from Denver with twice-weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays, increasing to thrice-weekly in November with the addition of a Thursday service. From Seattle, Norwegian will operate four weekly flights from September 17.
“We are very excited to continue our expansion from the United States with the addition of these two new cities, Denver and Seattle, to our ever-growing route network. Americans have been asking for more affordable flights from the West Coast to Europe, and can now take travelers nonstop to London or connect onwards to many of our other destinations across Europe. At the same time both cities are highly attractive for European business and leisure travelers alike, thereby bringing thousands of additional visitors to the U.S.,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer.
“This flight will not only provide Denver passengers with more options, but it will bring in more business activity and tourists to Denver, further solidifying us as a global city,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Our studies show that Norwegian’s service to London Gatwick will create more than 600 local jobs, further providing employment options for our growing population.”
Norwegian launched transatlantic flights to London back in 2014 and the airline now offers 11 routes from the U.S to this iconic European city. In July, Norwegian also announced service from Denver to Paris, beginning April 9, 2018, and will operate twice weekly, year-round on Mondays and Fridays. Service to Paris was launched last July, and with the upcoming routes from Boston, Newark and Oakland, Norwegian now offers eight nonstop routes from the U.S. to the French capital.
“This is another example of how diverse and widespread our economic growth is here in the region as Norwegian will provide another choice for travelers at Sea-Tac,” said Lance Lyttle, Managing Director of Sea-Tac Airport. “We welcome Norwegian to the team here, this is the 16th new international service in the last ten years.”
“We continue to see an impressive increase in the number of Americans visiting Britain, and we’re thrilled to be working with Norwegian to accommodate the needs of U.S. travelers. Norwegian’s new direct flights from Denver and Seattle to London demonstrate a shared dedication to improving connectivity and accessibility to Britain. Now more accessible than ever thanks to these non-stop flights from the western states, London provides US travelers with a variety of iconic and cultural attractions and offers an ideal gateway to the rest of Britain’s nations and regions,” said VisitBritain Senior Vice President Americas, Paul Gauger.
The carrier will operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which includes both a Premium and an Economy cabin, on the routes from Denver and Seattle. All fares are now available for sale on Norwegian’s website. Additionally, the website’s low fare calendar displays the lowest available fares to all of Norwegian’s destinations.
Norwegian now offers 58 transatlantic routes from 15 U.S. airports to Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well six routes to the French Caribbean, totaling 64 routes out of the United States. Upcoming launches from the U.S. include: Providence to Guadeloupe (October 29); Providence to Martinique (October 30); Fort Lauderdale to Martinique (October 30); New York/Newark to Rome (November 9); Los Angeles to Rome (November 11); Oakland/San Francisco to Rome (February 6, 2018); New York/Newark to Paris (February 28); Chicago to London (March 25); Austin to London (Mach 27); Denver to Paris (April 9); Oakland/San Francisco to Paris (April 10), and Boston to Paris (May 2).
Passengers on all of Norwegian’s routes are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s frequent flyer program and can earn CashPoints every time they fly, stay at a hotel or drive a rental car.
Norwegian is the world’s sixth largest low-cost airline and carried 30 million passengers in 2016. The airline operates 450 routes to 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Norwegian has a fleet of 120 aircraft, with an average age of 3.6 years, making it one of the world’s youngest fleets. Norwegian was named the Most Fuel-Efficient Airline on Transatlantic Routes by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). Norwegian was named the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards in 2015 and 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, named Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline. Norwegian employs 6,000 people. The airline offers 40 nonstop routes from the U.S. to London, Paris, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Follow @Fly_Norwegian on Twitter, join the discussion on Facebook and keep up with our adventures on Instagram. For more information on Norwegian and its network, visit norwegian.com.