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Norwegian unveils new must-see sights in Denver and Seattle ahead of new route launches

  • Airline begins countdown to launch of new Denver and Seattle routes in September

Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals the exciting new visitor attractions in Denver, Colorado and Seattle, Washington as the countdown begins to the airline’s two new USA routes launching at London Gatwick next month.

From Saturday 16 September, Norwegian will break the current monopoly on direct UK flights to Denver with a brand new two-weekly service, offering the only low-cost route from London to Denver with fares from £180. The following day on Sunday 17 September, the airline commences a new four weekly direct service to Seattle, offering £180 fares to connect London Gatwick with the Pacific Northwest. Both routes will be serviced by brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring high-quality economy and Premium cabins.

With new openings, stunning scenery and affordable fares at, Denver and Seattle are now more attractive than ever to visit and here are the reasons why:

Denver - New hotels, new dinosaur exhibition and weekly craft beer collective

Denver perfectly combines city living with the great outdoors and has several new hotels and attractions ready to explore in time for Norwegian’s new flights.

  • Autumn 2017 - the first hotel opening in Denver’s hip RiNo (River North) district will include local craft brewer New Belgium sour beers. The Ramble Hotel also opens this winter featuring marquee lobby bar, Death & Co Denver – the first outside NYC.
  • October 2017 - The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will host a new exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs which will showcase spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years and augmented reality display of creatures in lifelike settings.
  • Every Saturday in 2017 - a collective comprised of Denver’s RiNo neighbourhood craft beverage providers, will offer free ETuk Denver rides to participating independent craft breweries, cideries and wineries.

Seattle - New food and cultural events and opening of Seattle’s largest hotel

With a thriving city, three national parks, dramatic Pacific coastline and cruise connections to Alaska, Seattle can appeal to Brits of all ages. The Emerald City also has a range of upcoming openings and events heading into 2018:

  • February 2018 - Seattle Museum Month begins giving visitors staying at participating hotels, a 50% discount on admissions to select museums, including the Museum of Popular Culture and the Museum of Flight, throughout February.
  • March 2018 - Food and wine lovers can explore Taste Washington which opens its doors to 235 wineries, 65 restaurants and 60 culinary exhibitors from across the region. Washington State is the second largest producer of wine in the USA.
  • Mid-2018 - the largest hotel in Seattle and one of the biggest on the West Coast will open with a premium, full service 1,260 guest room Hyatt Regency Hotel currently being developed in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “The countdown is now on to the launch of these exciting new routes to Denver and Seattle and with fares from £180, Brits have more affordable access than ever before to these iconic cities.

“Whether you’re seeking adventure in the mountains and evergreen forests or exploring urban life in these eclectic cities, we’re showing why Denver and Seattle are must-visits for your next American destination.”

Denver and Seattle become Norwegian’s eighth and ninth long-haul routes from Gatwick ahead of starting a new route to Singapore on 28 September followed by new services to Buenos Aires on 14 February, Chicago on 25 March and Austin on 27 March next year.

The airline was voted ‘World’s best low-cost long-haul airline’ for the third consecutive year and ‘Europe’s best low-cost airline’ at the SkyTrax World Airline Awards for the fifth year running.

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Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian carries 5.2 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham 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 800 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 7 U.S destinations with fares from just £139 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


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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.