Norwegian has switched two long-haul routes in its 2019 summer network schedule from London Gatwick Airport – as will now fly to Miami and San Francisco and said it has made the move as they offer greater cargo opportunities.
From 31 March, Norwegian will serve Miami International Airport and San Francisco International Airport from Gatwick, replacing its existing flights to Fort Lauderdale and Oakland airports.
The airline will operate daily flights to Miami, up from four-weekly services to Fort Lauderdale last summer and five-weekly services to San Francisco. The change in airport destination it said reflects customer demand and the “increased cargo capabilities these airports offer Norwegian Cargo”.
Norwegian will have 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet by the end of 2018 which are operated on its long-haul routes and yesterday it launched a new four-weekly route to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – starting 31 March.
The carrier will continue operating its increased services from London Gatwick to New York JFK with three-daily flights and a daily service to Buenos Aires in summer 2019. The airline’s newly launched twice-weekly Tampa route will also feature alongside nonstop flights to Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando and Seattle.
It will operate a total of 13 long-haul routes from Gatwick to the Americas from 31 March 2019.