Norwegian launches longest low-cost flight, to Singapore

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

Norwegian has launched its first route coming from London Gatwick to Asia, that has a special themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

The brand new 12-hour 45-minute flight coming from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport is actually currently the earth’s longest route operated by a low-cost airline, covering 10,885 kilometres using brand brand new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

Today’s gate celebration at Gatwick Airport gave passengers an entertaining taste of Singapore with lion dance performances, colourful kebaya dress in addition to traditional Singaporean cuisine in addition to refreshments to enjoy.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

Norwegian opened the brand new route alongside Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate in addition to Tan Yen Nee, European regional director at Singapore Tourism Board.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

Norwegian’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are designed for comfort as all passengers have personal 11-inch seat back screens offering a wide selection of complimentary inflight entertainment.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

All seats are equipped with USB ports for charging personal electronic devices.

Norwegian Launches Longest Low-cost Flight, To Singapore

Bjørn Kjos, chief executive, Norwegian, said: “Today we brought a taste of Singapore to Gatwick to mark the expansion of our high quality long-haul flights coming from the UK to Asia for once.

“I’m delighted to build upon our well-liked USA flights in addition to give leisure in addition to business customers more affordable access to Singapore in addition to the Asia-Pacific like never before.

“The 787 Dreamliner has the range to allow us to expand our long-haul services to additional parts of the earth while keeping fares affordable for all.

“This particular is actually just the start of Norwegian’s UK expansion into brand new markets as we will continue connecting destinations where fares have been too high for too long.”

The Singapore route will be operated by the UK subsidiary Norwegian UK ahead of operating brand new flights to Buenos Aires coming from February 14th next year.

NUK has been granted a foreign air carrier permit by the US department of transportation which allows NUK to operate flights between the UK, Europe in addition to the United States.

NUK is actually headquartered at London Gatwick, in addition to will use British-registered Dreamliner aircraft in addition to Gatwick-based crew to operate the brand new services.

Wingate said: “Norwegian has raised the bar by introducing the earth’s longest low-cost long-haul route between Gatwick in addition to Singapore.

“Singapore is actually one of the earth’s premier destinations in addition to is actually a significant addition to Gatwick’s 60-strong long-haul route network.

“Services in both directions are likely to be very well-liked, both with tourists in addition to business travellers flying between two of the earth’s top financial centres.

“the idea’s such an exciting time for Gatwick as airlines like Norwegian continue the low-cost long-haul revolution in addition to I’m already looking forward to hearing about the next brand new destination.”

Norwegian carries 5.2 million UK passengers each year to more than 50 global destinations.

Tan Yen Nee said: “We are delighted of which Singapore is actually chosen as Norwegian’s first direct route to Asia coming from the UK.

“Singapore has evolved coming from a colony to a city that has a unique blend of multicultural enclaves, architectural wonders, lush gardens, world-class attractions in addition to diverse culinary experiences, made possible by a Singapore spirit in addition to attitude of never settling.

“Whether you are a nature lover, culture buff, foodie or action-seeker, Singapore offers a multitude of inspiring experiences to travellers that has a passion for discovery.

“We look forward to welcoming Norwegian’s passengers to Singapore.”

Norwegian launches longest low-cost flight, to Singapore