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Another bite of the Big Apple thanks to Norwegian

  • Norwegian announces additional daily frequency between London Gatwick and New York JFK due to passenger demand
  • Airline now offers 40 flights a week between the two cities from 28th October 2018
  • All flights operated by the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering Premium and economy cabins

Norwegian is pleased to announce that from 28th October 2018 the airline will add an additional frequency between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Due to passenger demand the extra daily frequency will add up to 392 premium seats and 1,974 economy seats a week to this popular destination. Prices start from £155 one way in economy and £455 one way in Premium and are available to book today at

Whether travelling for business or leisure our Premium passengers travelling to New York JFK can enjoy an enhanced service and extra comfort at greater value when flying long-haul. Premium passengers can check in two 20kg bags, benefit from fast track security, relax in the No1 lounge and have priority boarding. Premium passengers are welcomed on board with complementary soft drinks, enjoy a spacious leather reclining seats with over a metre of legroom with a Premium meal service and unlimited beverages.

Norwegian is now the second largest long-haul airline at Gatwick with 13 direct long-haul destinations. The airline serves a total of 11 routes to the US and recently added Chicago and Austin to its’ expanding network.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “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.”

The new flights provide extra flexibility and convenient schedules allowing passengers to choose a departure and arrival time that suits their requirements. Flight DI7017 departs from London Gatwick at 09.50 and lands at New York JFK at 13.00. Flight DI7018 departs New York JFK at 19.40 and lands at London Gatwick at 07.10 the following day.

Combined with the early morning departure from Gatwick business travellers can attend all-important meetings throughout the day and depart the same evening. Holidaymakers can also make the most of their trip by arriving in the Big Apple bright and early to instantly enjoy the energy and excitement of New York City.


Notes to editors:

Full flight schedule from 28th October 2018 - all times local

Gatwick, London to JFK, New York -

DI7013 Departs 6.00am Arrives 9.20am (x6 a week)

DI7017 Departs 9.50am Arrives 1.00pm (x7 a week)

DI7015 Departs 5.10pm Arrives 8.30pm (x7 a week)

JFK, New York to Gatwick, London –

DI7014 Departs 11.20am Arrives 10.50pm (x6 a week)

DI7018 Departs 7.40pm Arrives 7.10am /the following day (x7 a week)

DI7016 Departs 10.30pm Arrives 10.00am /the following day (x6 a week except Wednesday)

DI7016 Departs 11pm Arrives 10.30am/the following day (x1 a week on Wednesday)

Passengers travelling in the Premium cabin can enjoy:

  • Dedicated Premium check-in
  • Lounge access at selected airports
  • Fast Track security where available
  • Comfortable seat in the Premium cabin with over a metre of legroom
  • Two checked bags x 20 kg included
  • Seat reservation at time of booking
  • Complimentary drinks which can be ordered through the in-flight entertainment system
  • Pre-meal drinks
  • Premium three-course meal including drinks
  • Second lighter service or breakfast
  • USB charger and power outlet by your seat
  • State-of-the-art touch screen entertainment system



Norwegian in the UK and Ireland:

  • Norwegian carries 5.8 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester Airports to 50 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 4.6 million yearly passengers, and with more than 1,000 UK-based pilots and cabin crew
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 11 U.S destinations, Buenos Aires and Singapore
  • In 2017, Norwegian also launched affordable transatlantic flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and Shannon to the US East Coast, using the brand new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
  • 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, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for five consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2017, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Norwegian Reward is the airline's free to join award-winning loyalty programme offering members CashPoints and Rewards that reduce the cost of Norwegian flights


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The Norwegian group is a leading Nordic aviation company, headquartered at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway. The company has over 8,200 employees and owns two of the prominent airlines in the Nordics: Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe’s Flyveselskap. Widerøe was acquired by Norwegian in 2024, aiming to facilitate seamless air travel across the two airline’s networks.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the largest Norwegian airline with around 4,700 employees, operates an extensive route network connecting Nordic countries to key European destinations. In 2023, Norwegian carried over 20 million passengers and maintained a fleet of 87 Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Widerøe’s Flyveselskap, Norway’s oldest airline, is Scandinavia’s largest regional carrier. The airline has more than 3,500 employees. Mainly operating the short-runway airports in rural Norway, Widerøe operates several state contract routes (PSO routes) in addition to its own commercial network. In 2023, the airline had 3.3 million passengers and a fleet of 48 aircraft, including 45 Bombardier Dash 8’s and three Embraer E190-E2's. Widerøe Ground Handling provides ground handling services at 41 Norwegian airports.

The Norwegian group has sustainability as a key priority and has committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from its operations. Among numerous initiatives, the most noteworthy is the investment in production and use of fossil-free aviation fuel (SAF). Norwegian strives to become the sustainable choice for its passengers, actively contributing to the transformation of the aviation industry.