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It’s been a busy few months for Norwegian, the company has been continuously expanding its route network, and bringing some truly stunning prices to consumers. Now, Norwegian has just announced a further expansion with two additional west coast cities added to its network.
Norwegian announced new routes from Denver/DEN and Seattle/SEA to London Gatwick/LGW. The Seattle route is scheduled to start on September 17, 2017. The Denver-Gatwick route is scheduled for September 16, 2017, with a twice-weekly service for the summer season on Tuesdays and Saturdays. During the winter the company plans a 3-flight a week service which will start on November 2, 2017.
Norwegian announced that fares for the new routes would start at $199 one way in economy and $839 for premium economy fares including taxes.
Like most of its transatlantic routes, Norwegian will operate the new route using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The aircraft are configured with 35 Premium economy seats and 309 economy seats. Norwegian’s Premium seats have a pitch of 46 inches, and a width of 19 inches in a 2-3-2 configuration. Regular economy seats have a pitch of 31-32 inches and a width of 17.2 inches and are laid out in a 3-3-3 configuration.
This is a truly promising move from Norwegian, which expands the horizon for more and more routes to be opened up by the company, although the west coast prices are not as exciting as the $65 one-way from the east coast. Bear in mind though that Norwegian is a low-cost carrier, and the price is for a bare bones ticket, anything else from checked luggage and beverages will be charged separately.
With Norwegian’s success in the US market and the demand for comfortable low-cost transatlantic travel, the expansion is great news; it is only a matter of time before more destinations are added by carriers, and more competitors enter the low-cost market.
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