Norwegian to launch London Gatwick-Tampa flights in October

Norwegian to launch London Gatwick-Tampa flights in October

Norwegian has announced it will launch a new twice-weekly service from London Gatwick to Tampa-Florida.

The service will take off on October 31st, with flights now available to book.

Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian, said: “Norwegian continues to offer customers increased choice, flexibility and value throughout winter 2018 and we are pleased to welcome Tampa, Florida, as a new destination to our network.

“Our modern fleet of aircraft allow customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board thanks to our award-winning state of the art entertainment system, comfortable and spacious cabin and friendly cabin crew.”

Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick are operated by brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in a two-class configuration, economy and premium.

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A new extended premium cabin has been introduced, with 60 per cent more seats for passengers wanting an enhanced experience.

The new 56-seat cabin configuration will continue to offer passengers more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meal service and drinks, generous baggage allowance and airport lounge access.

Norwegian is the second largest long-haul airline at Gatwick with 13 direct long-haul destinations.

For winter 2018 the airline will serve 11 routes to the USA including the new addition of Tampa.

Guy Stephenson, chief financial officer, Gatwick Airport, said: “Norwegian’s new Tampa service, a new daily schedule for the existing Buenos Aires and Boston routes and increases to other services, all give our passengers yet more choice and flexibility.

“This choice, combined with the airline’s competitive prices and high quality service, are appreciated by both our business and leisure passengers and are an important reason for Norwegian’s success at Gatwick.”