Norwegian launches low-cost flights to Las Vegas

Norwegian launches low-cost flights to Las Vegas

Low-cost airline Norwegian has today launched the UK’s cheapest direct flight to the bright lights of Las Vegas, as the carrier continues its rapid growth in Britain.

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will commence a new direct service to ‘Sin City’ with fares available from just £179 one-way.

Two weekly flights will depart Gatwick on a Monday and Thursday, perfect for a weekend break.

All flights will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which feature two cabins – Premium and economy.

Las Vegas is Norwegian’s third long-haul route to launch from London Gatwick this year alone, alongside Oakland – San Francisco and Boston that took-off earlier this year.

Norwegian chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “We are pleased to launch the UK’s cheapest direct route to Las Vegas.

“Our great value fares offer more choice and flexibility for the British public wanting to travel to Nevada on any budget.

“This year has been our busiest yet at Gatwick with the addition of three new direct transatlantic routes, as well as extra frequency and capacity on our existing network.

“We look forward to welcoming more passengers on board our low-cost, high quality flights to the US.”

Las Vegas will become Norwegian’s eighth US route, with flights currently operating from London Gatwick to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Puerto Rico.

“We are honoured to expand our valued partnership with Norwegian Airlines in providing outstanding options for travellers in the UK, and throughout Europe, to experience everything Las Vegas has to offer,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“Las Vegas welcomed a record-breaking 42.3 million visitors in 2015, with the UK representing our largest overseas market, and we look forward to welcoming additional British travellers to the destination with the addition of this convenient nonstop service.”