Norwegian To Serve Singapore From London
MIAMI – Starting on September 28, the low-cost carrier, Norwegian Air, will start a new long-haul non-stop service between Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN) and London Gatwick (LGW). This route will start service four times a week, increasing it five times week in the winter season. All flights will be operated by the carriers’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
“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,” said Norwegian CEO, Bjorn Kjos.
As part of Norwegian’s UK growth plans, this route represents the first long-haul service under the Norwegian UK subsidiary — subject to Kjos statement, in which he said: “Travel should be affordable for all so adding Singapore to our growing UK network will give passengers, even more choice for affordable, quality travel to a range of global destinations.”
The Norwegian’s 344-seat, two-class Dreamliner will contribute, with the seasonal frequency, an increase on weekly flights between Singapore and London to 50. London is Changi Airport’s 14th-busiest route, servicing more than 1.2 million passengers in 2016.
“With changing consumer preferences and an improvement in aircraft technology, low-cost carriers have taken the opportunity to expand into the long-haul market,” said Changi Airport Group CEO, Lee Seow Hiang. “We will continue to work with our airline partners to exploit other such opportunities to grow their operations at Changi.”