Norwegian’s long haul assault out of London Gatwick continues apace – with the airline adding a third service to New York JFK.
The net result will be a three-times daily service between Gatwick and JFK (except Saturdays).
The new service is timetabled as follows:
DI7017 DEPART LGW 09:50 ARRIVE JFK 13:00 DI7018 DEPART JFK 19:40 ARRIVE LGW 07:10+1 Commences 29th October 2018 Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Operates Daily Data: Norwegian
Routes Online has a full breakdown of the timetable, including a few timetable variances.
The airline notes it’s adding an extra 392 premium seats and 1,974 economy seats by adding a 3rd flight a day.
For business travellers – this new flight is the first I’ve seen by Norwegian that allows for daytime travel to New York, allowing for a reasonable early afternoon arrival and the ability to go downtown and work. Similarly, the return flight is timed well for the early evening crowd who need to be active in London first thing.
Lead-in prices start at £155 one way in economy and £455, with ticketing on these flights open.
On the launch, Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian states
“New York remains one of the most popular routes for Norwegian customers and we are delighted to be able to offer an additional frequency between London Gatwick and JFK Airport which will provide even further choice and flexibility combined with great value.
Our modern fleet of aircraft allow our customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board thanks to our award-winning state of the art entertainment system, comfortable and spacious cabin and attentive cabin crew.”
Three flights a day to JFK (when they operate with their own equipment) is an impressive opening bet for the Winter Timetable. Add a business friendly slot… and the London-JFK game becomes a lot more interesting.
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