Norwegian Air Shuttle announced its plans to launch three new intercontinental routes to the United States. The airline said it plans to commence service between London Gatwick and New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. It expects to launch flights to these new destinations from the summer of 2014.
The low cost carrier, which offers cheap airfares to passengers for travel across Europe, also intends to start operations to five new European destinations. It also plans to boost capacity on some of its existing routes. The airline is flying high in the glory of expanding its international network with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircrafts. Post the launch, passengers frequently traveling between London and the United States will have one more option to fly on a budget airline. The carrier has been serving the needs of budget travelers to fly long hauls at extremely affordable fares.
The carrier is excited to operate the intercontinental route and is hopeful of benefiting from them. Five European cities to be served from London Gatwick comprise Santorini, Corfu, Catania, Cyprus, and Budapest. Malaga, Ibiza, Split, Dubrovnik, Majorca, Faro, Tenerife, Copenhagen, and Barcelona are the cities on which it is set to boost its capacity. At present, the Scandinavian airline operates about 320 flights per week to 25 destinations across the globe from London Gatwick.