Norwegian has launched a new route from Gatwick to Singapore as the airline expands its low-cost long-haul UK network into Asia for the first time.
From September 28, the airline will operate four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter, from Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport – Prices are starting £179 one way.
The new route will be operated on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering 344 seats in economy and premium economy.
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our first route to Asia from the UK.
“The UK is at the heart of Norwegian’s ambitious plans for growth so it is a significant moment not only to launch this exciting new route, but also for it to be the first long-haul route to take to the skies with our new ‘Norwegian UK’ subsidiary,” he added.
Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick airport said: “These new direct flights between two of the world's top three financial centres will be welcome news for business travellers, particularly at a time when global trade is increasingly important for the UK economy. Singapore is also a key tourist destination and gateway hub for long-haul travellers looking to venture further into Southeast Asia and Australia.”
Flight schedule from 28 September (local time):
London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport:
Departs Gatwick: 10:30 – Monday, Thursday
Arrives Singapore: 06:15+1
Departs Gatwick: 22:30 – Tuesday, Saturday
Arrives Singapore: 18:15+1
Singapore Changi Airport to London Gatwick:
Departs Singapore: 08:50 – Tuesday
Arrives Gatwick: 15:30
Departs Singapore: 23:40 - Wednesday, Sunday
Arrives Gatwick: 06:20+1
Departs Singapore: 08:15 - Friday
Arrives Gatwick: 14:55
The Singapore route follows recent announcements Norwegian will start flights to Seattle and Denver.