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Norwegian launches its 15th new direct route from London Gatwick

Press release   •   May 15, 2013 10:25 BST

Fuerteventura is the latest destination to be added to Norwegian’s ever-growing route network from Gatwick Airport. 

Flights to the popular Spanish Canary Island start up on 30th October. Norwegian will fly twice a week between London Gatwick and Fuerteventura.

Norwegian has become a significant player at London Gatwick and recently established a UK base at the airport. The airline currently has three aircraft based at London Gatwick and has increased its weekly flights from 198 in 2009 to 320 by the end of the summer.

Apart from popular destinations in the Nordic region, Norwegian offers flights to several popular Mediterranean holiday spots such as Malaga, Alicante, Nice and Barcelona. The airline also currently offers more than 100 weekly departures between the Nordic region and London. The British capital is one of Norwegian’s most popular destinations in its route network.

Norwegian’s Press Office, telephone number: +47 815 11 816

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. In May 2013 it will even commence long-haul flights from Scandinavia to the US and Asia.  With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With 17.7million passengers in 2012, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 74 aircraft on 359 routes to 121 destinations and employs approximately 3,000 people. Norwegian's fleet has an average age of 4,6 years and the company currently has 280 aircraft on order.