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Transatlantic flights from just £149 are coming to Gatwick

The Argus: Transatlantic flights from just £149 are coming to Gatwick Transatlantic flights from just £149 are coming to Gatwick

AFFORDABLE long-haul transatlantic flights could be revived at Gatwick.

Norwegian Air Shuttle has launched services from the airport using their new Dreamliner aircraft which will run to the USA.

The aircraft which the company has branded “game-changing” enables them to offer flights to New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.

The company boasts holidaymakers and commuters will have fares starting from £149 for a single.

Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: “Norwegian’s launch of low cost services to the US clearly demonstrates the game-changing nature of the Dreamliner.

"The new generation of long haul aircraft have fewer seats and are therefore less reliant on transfer passengers. This is yet another example of how the importance of transfer traffic will continue to decline.

“Times are changing and the Airports Commission must make decisions based on emerging trends and the way modern travellers want to fly.

"A two-runway Gatwick would meet the needs of a rapidly changing aviation market, which looks very different today than it did even ten years ago. All of the signs point to Gatwick being the obvious choice for expansion.”

Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, said: “We are delighted to launch our US services from London Gatwick this week.

"A more competitive transatlantic market can only be good news for passengers, in the same way competition between airports in London leads to more choice and better service.

"To meet the demands of all passengers in the future, and ensure an excellent choice of routes and fares, a new runway must be built at Gatwick.”

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11:15am Thu 3 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So how much is a return ticket as very few people want to fly one way only?!
So how much is a return ticket as very few people want to fly one way only?! getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 4

11:55am Thu 3 Jul 14

Hammershead says...

I hope they paid for this advert. Fares aren't the problem, its the taxes that make travel to the US so expensive. I didn't see a mention of taxes in the article. So do those fares include them?.... I very much doubt it.
I hope they paid for this advert. Fares aren't the problem, its the taxes that make travel to the US so expensive. I didn't see a mention of taxes in the article. So do those fares include them?.... I very much doubt it. Hammershead
  • Score: 7

1:50pm Thu 3 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

How much will it be in Club, darlings?
How much will it be in Club, darlings? NickBrt
  • Score: -1

2:53pm Thu 3 Jul 14

CatoTheCat says...

Long distance, bucket class. No thanks!
And they only fly on Saturdays and Thursdays.
Long distance, bucket class. No thanks! And they only fly on Saturdays and Thursdays. CatoTheCat
  • Score: -3

2:54pm Thu 3 Jul 14

scuba1 says...

And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ?
And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ? scuba1
  • Score: -1

11:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

worthingite says...

scuba1 wrote:
And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ?
They are tripled now, second day in!
[quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ?[/p][/quote]They are tripled now, second day in! worthingite
  • Score: -1

11:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

worthingite says...

scuba1 wrote:
And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ?
They are tripled now, second day in!
[quote][p][bold]scuba1[/bold] wrote: And will these fares be triple the price in the school holidays like the rest of them ?[/p][/quote]They are tripled now, second day in! worthingite
  • Score: -1

11:17am Sun 6 Jul 14

The Real Phil says...

At those prices in real terms these tickets will be way below the equivalent cost of Skytrain. If this airline does have an impact, how long before the bigger companies conspire to drive them out of business as well?
At those prices in real terms these tickets will be way below the equivalent cost of Skytrain. If this airline does have an impact, how long before the bigger companies conspire to drive them out of business as well? The Real Phil
  • Score: 0

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