Norwegian launches US flights

Budget airline to offer US flights

Travellers could soon be flying from London to the US for just £150, thanks to no-frills airline Norwegian.


Although not as well-known as easyJet or Ryanair, Norwegian is Europe’s third favourite budget airline and starts a new service across the Atlantic this week.

Industry experts think the unprecedented cheap transatlantic flights could encourage other airlines offering similar flights or no-frills services to stay competitive.

Ryanair and easyJet have both considered putting on US services in recent years but Norwegian has beaten them to it, with the first flight leaving Gatwick for Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Flights to New York and Fort Lauderdale in Florida follow on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Although prices may be slightly higher than the £150 off-peak rate during the summer months, the very cheapest flights with airlines such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic cost roughly £100 more, at £249 one way.

Norwegian says by using the more fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner its flights don’t need even to be full for it to make money.


Taking advantage of the new US flights from Norwegian? Don’t forget your travel money.

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