It seems Norwegian Air Shuttle is confident it can make headway in the London to New York market, with plans for the airline to operate the service daily between the two cities.
The airline will take its service daily from the 26th October, operating the following timetable:
DY7015 DEPART LGW 17:10 ARRIVE JFK 20:00 DY7016 DEPART JFK 22:30 ARRIVE LGW 10:00+1 New timetable operates from 26th October 2015. Operates Daily. DY7016 arrives and departs 30 minutes earlier on Fridays Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8
This change puts the daily service operating 5 months earlier than originally planned (daily operations were planned to commence in February 2016).
The changes are loaded in the timetable, with some passable prices:
Timings aren’t what I’d call “great” still (with an evening departure from Gatwick and a late evening arrival into JFK – the inbound service is a lot better), but for those on a budget, they may wish to keep an open mind.
Jon at Waderlusty has a review of the route between Los Angeles and London Gatwick. It’s good food for thought for those who are considering flying this route.
Whilst still not as big a threat to the three main alliances who have the main traffic in and out of Heathrow, Norwegian is now more than an irritation across the pond as passengers seek the no-frills style travel to save costs.
The offering of a daily service is one step to irritating the legacy airlines.
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