Norwegian launches new low-cost, long-haul route to Austin, Texas

Norwegian launches new low-cost, long-haul route to Austin, Texas

Norwegian is continuing its global expansion by launching the UK’s first low fare route to Texas, with the only non-stop service from London Gatwick to Austin, Texas.

The new route to the US comes just days after the airline launched the UK’s cheapest non-stop flights to Chicago.

Music was in the air today at London Gatwick as passengers on the inaugural flight experienced the sounds of Austin before they took off.

The ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ is famed for its live music and to celebrate the first flight from London Gatwick to Austin, passengers enjoyed a live acoustic performance from local Austin artist Julian Acosta on the ground and in the skies before landing in Austin.

Norwegian chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl said: “We are excited to offer passengers the only direct route from London Gatwick to Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World.

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“Our high-quality flights give both leisure and business travellers the chance to explore this vibrant city.

“As we expand our high-quality services to the USA from London Gatwick, we will continue offering consumers greater choice and affordable fares when flying Norwegian”

Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick are exclusively serviced by brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offering an economy and premium cabin.

A new extended Premium cabin is being introduced, exclusively at London Gatwick, with 60 per cent more seats for passengers wanting an enhanced experience.

Austin will be Norwegian’s 13th long-haul route launched from London Gatwick in the past four years.