Norwegian launches world’s longest low-cost route to Singapore

Norwegian, Gatwick Airport and the Singapore Tourism Office launch the new London-Singapore route Photo by Norwegian Air

Norwegian continues its global expansion today by launching its first route from London-Gatwick (LGW) to Asia with a special Singaporean themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore.

The new 12-hour 45 minute flight from London-Gatwick (LGW) to Singapore-Changi (SIN) is now the world’s longest route operated by a low-cost airline, covering 6,764 miles (10,885 km) using brand new, state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

A gate celebration on September 28 at Gatwick Airport gave passengers an entertaining taste of Singapore with lion dance performances, colourful kebaya dress and traditional Singaporean cuisine and refreshments to enjoy. Norwegian opened the new route alongside Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate and Ms Tan Yen Nee, European Regional Director at Singapore Tourism Board.

The Singapore route will be operated by the UK subsidiary ‘Norwegian UK’ (NUK) ahead of operating new flights to Buenos Aires from 14 February 2018. NUK has been granted a foreign air carrier permit by the U.S. Department of Transportation which allows NUK to operate flights between the UK, Europe and the United States. NUK is headquartered at London Gatwick, and will use British-registered Dreamliner aircraft and Gatwick-based crew to operate the new services.

Norwegian Reward members will be able to earn and spend CashPoints – the currency for Norwegian’s award-winning loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward.

Consumers can also connect from an easyJet short-haul flight to Norwegian’s new Singapore flight in a single booking using the new ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ platform.

— Norwegian Air