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Norwegian starting non-stop LGW-SIN Service


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Norwegian announces non-stop Singapore-London service

4 hours ago by Craig Bright

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Low-cost carrier Norwegian will begin flying long-haul non-stop between Singapore’s Changi Airport and London Gatwick starting September 28 this year. The new route is part of Norwegian’s wider UK growth plans and marks the first long-haul route to take off under its new Norwegian UK subsidiary.

The new service will fly four times weekly – increasing to five times weekly during the northern winter season – operated by a 344-seat, two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flights are currently on sale with fares starting from £179.90 (US$230.70) for economy cabin and £699.90 (US$897.5) for premium cabin each way.

“Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our first route to Asia from the UK,” said Norwegian CEO, Bjorn Kjos. “Travel should be affordable for all so adding Singapore to our growing UK network will give passengers even more choice for affordable, quality travel to a range of global destinations.”

The arrival of Norwegian’s new route will see the total number of weekly flights between Singapore and London increase to 50 (during northern winter season). London is Changi Airport’s 14th-busiest route, servicing more than 1.2 million passengers in 2016.

“With changing consumer preferences and an improvement in aircraft technology, low-cost carriers have taken the opportunity to expand into the long-haul market,” said Changi Airport Group CEO, Lee Seow Hiang. “We will continue to work with our airline partners to exploit other such opportunities to grow their operations at Changi.” 

Details of the Singapore (SIN)-London Gatwick (LGW) route are as follows (all times local, details of fifth weekly northern winter service to be determined):

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not particular cheap at £180 one way.....plenty of offers from middle east full service carriers for £430 ish return no doubt theres a raft of extras needing paying on norwegian as well

(acknowledge its non stop)

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I flew Norwegian from Bangkok to Oslo and back to Bangkok again last fall, it`s not too bad but when you add luggage, food etc it doesn`t come up much cheaper than other carriers and you have to pay extra for everything. Airplane was nice though and it seemed like the legroom was a bit better than normal.

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£1400 for 'Premium' doesn't make it particularly competitive either. By the time you add on the flight from SIN to BKK it's not much cheaper than flying direct with EVA or Thai in Biz from LHR. Guess it gives another option for those living near Gatwick though.

 

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Every thread title & newspaper headline I have seen in the last few days  is only quoting the 1 way price, without any luggage, food, seats etc , so it looks like an amazing bargain (as intended obviously)

Once you change it to a return flight, add food, luggage etc , is it really much cheaper than  normal prices  ?

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Once the limited number of promotional seats are gone, and once charges for food, drink, luggage etc are factored in I agree with the comments above, the prices are as much as the existing carriers. This has already been seen on Norwegians routes to the USA from Gatwick.

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What Norwegian offers is the good 1 way prices. Many airlines have good prices on return flights, but if you check their 1 way prices, they are very expensive. Good choise for the expats, who don't need the return flights. For example to/from Finland Finnair is very expensive 1 way. Norwegian and Aeroflot usually offer affordable 1 way prices.

 

I think that's why they are marketing 1 way prices.

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