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Norwegian launches new low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Iceland

Press Release   •   Oct 26, 2016 13:42 BST

Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its UK expansion with the launch of its newest route from London Gatwick to the Icelandic city of Reykjavik next week, with fares from just £34.90 one way.

From 01 November, Norwegian’s brand new route to Iceland will take off, offering three weekly flights departing on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – perfect for a long weekend break. The new route will be operated by Norwegian’s brand new 186 seat aircraft that will keep passengers connected in the skies with free inflight Wi-Fi.

Iceland is known for its stunning landscape of volcanoes, hot springs and lava fields and there is an abundance of natural beauty to explore. From Iceland’s thermal pools at the Blue Lagoon, black beaches in South Iceland and whales watching just off the coast, as well as the chance to experience the Northern Lights, it is the perfect place to enjoy a winter escape.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said; “Our growth in the UK continues and we are excited to offer a new direct service from London Gatwick to Iceland. A firm favourite with Brits due to its nature landscape and outdoor activities makes it a fantastic choice for a winter break. We are the only airline offering passenger’s high quality at a low cost with free Wi-Fi, brand new aircraft and a growing route network to the most sought after destinations.”

Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Airline Relations at Promote Iceland comments; “We are delighted that Norwegian has launched a new route to our beautiful country. We are excited to be able to showcase the buzzing city of Reykjavik and the easily accessible Icelandic regions to its customers, from the dramatic fjords of the Westfjords to the moon like landscapes of the north. We look forward to an ongoing and fruitful partnership with Norwegian over the coming months.”

Norwegian’s new service to Iceland will be the airlines fourth new European route to launch in the UK this winter. Two new routes take off from Manchester to Gran Canaria on the 30th October and to Tenerife on the 1st November, as well as a new direct link to Finnish Lapland from Gatwick to Rovaniemi commencing on the 2nd December, just in time for Christmas.

Flight schedule: London Gatwick – Reykjavik

Departs Tuesday and Thursday:06:15Arrives:09:15

Departs Saturday:15:50Arrives:18:50

Flight schedule: London Gatwick – Reykjavik

Departs Tuesday and Thursday:10:00Arrives:13:00

Departs Saturday:19:45Arrives:22:45

Award winning airline Norwegian now serves over 40 business and leisure winter destinations from London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham, with more than 969 000 seats available to book from the UK throughout winter.

To book visit or call0330 8280854

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian first launched UK flights in 2003 and now operates from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester Airports to more than 40 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 3.9 million yearly passengers, and with more than 700 pilots, cabin crew and staff working from its Gatwick base
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 8 U.S destinations with fares from just £135 one way
  • Norwegian is the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations
  • The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.6 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for four consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2016, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in both 2015 and 2016