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Norwegian launches new direct flight to Rhodes from £29.90 one-way

Press Release   •   Feb 21, 2017 11:06 GMT

  • 17 additional flights to the Mediterranean, Norway and Demark added for summer 2017

Low-cost airline Norwegian is continuing its expansion at London Gatwick with a new direct service to Rhodes, with fares from just £29.90 one-way.

Launching just in time for a summer break, Norwegian’s inaugural flight to Rhodes departs on Saturday 17 June with a weekly service throughout summer, until 16 September. Rhodes will be the fifth Greek island Norwegian serves direct from London Gatwick, including Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia, and Santorini.

In addition to the new weekly service to Rhodes, Norwegian is also increasing frequency to a number of popular destinations in the Mediterranean and Scandinavia. Passengers travelling from Gatwick airport will be able to take advantage of 17 additional flights from 26 March until 28 October.

Norwegian’s summer 2017 increases at Gatwick Airport:

  • Twice weekly flights to Kefalonia – an additional weekly service departing on a Wednesday has been added to the popular Greek island of Kefalonia
  • Six weekly flights to Palma de Mallorca – Norwegian has doubled the number of weekly flights to Palma with three additional services
  • New summer service to Chania – a new summer service has been continued from winter with three weekly summer flights to Crete
  • New summer service to Ibiza – party goers will be able to take advantage of a new weekly service departing on a Saturday to Ibiza
  • 24 weekly flights to Oslo – four additional weekly flights have been added, giving choice and flexibility for business and leisure passengers
  • Three weekly flights to Aalborg – an additional weekly service departing on a Tuesday has been added
  • Eight weekly flights to Stavanger – two additional weekly flights have been added to the summer programme

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer for Norwegian, said: “With a new direct route to Rhodes and increased services to the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, we are offering UK passengers even more choice and lower fares than ever before to popular European destinations from London Gatwick. Rhodes is a fantastic addition to our growing UK route network and with affordable fares from £29.90 one way, we expect Brits to flock to the Greek island this summer.”

Award winning airline Norwegian now serves over 40 business and leisure summer destinations from London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. Short-haul flights are operated by a fleet of brand new Boeing 737 aircraft that will keep passengers connected in the skies with free inflight Wi-Fi.

Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier offers the UK’s only direct low-cost flights to the U.S. with fares available from £149 in economy and £399 in Premium to destinations including Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland-San Francisco from London Gatwick.

Seats are available to book now at www.norwegian.com or call 0330 8280854

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Notes to editors:

Fares are per person, per one-way flight and include all mandatory taxes and charges.

Flight schedule: London Gatwick – Rhodes

Departs Saturday: 21:15 Arrives: 03:15+1

Flight schedule: Rhodes – London Gatwick

Departs Saturday: 04:45 Arrives: 07:00

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian carries 4.5 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 million yearly passengers, and with more than 700 pilots, cabin crew and staff working from its Gatwick base
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 8 U.S destinations with fares from just £135 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