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Norwegian’s two new Manchester routes are cleared for take-off this week

Press Release   •   May 31, 2016 10:12 BST

Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its growth at Manchester Airport with the addition of two new routes to Malaga and Alicante taking-off this week. Passengers in Manchester and the North West now have access to approximately 130,000 more seats in time for the summer with fares from £34.90.

From, Thursday 2nd June, four weekly flights will depart Manchester to Malaga, followed by two weekly flights to Alicante commencing from 3rd June. The new routes will be serviced by Norwegian’s brand new 186 seat aircraft that keep passengers connected in the skies with free Wi-Fi.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “Norwegian’s expansion plans at Manchester are only at the beginning. 380,000 passengers have already enjoyed our services including free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and brand new aircraft all at affordable fares to and from Manchester Airport. With our new routes to Malaga and Alicante, customers now have even more choice to lighten the load on their wallets by flying to this summer’s hotspots with Norwegian.”

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline began serving Manchester in 2011 and now flies to six business and leisure destinations – Norwegian’s existing services from Manchester to Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen were joined by new affordable flights to Barcelona in April, followed by the introduction of Malaga and Alicante this week.

Schedule of new Manchester routes:

  • Manchester to Malaga From 2nd June will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Fares from £34.90
  • Manchester to Alicante From 3rd June will operate on Fridays and Sundays – Fares from £34.90

Norwegian is also the only airline offering UK passengers direct low-cost flights to the U.S. Direct flights from London Gatwick to eight U.S. destinations, including New York, Boston, Oakland-San Francisco and Las Vegas are available from just £149. Norwegian’s award winning low-cost long-haul flights are on state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft which reduces the effects of jet lag.

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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 airlines now flies to 7 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 four years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for three consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards, and was also the first airline to be awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015 by SkyTrax