Norwegian has launched a new direct London Gatwick to Singapore flight route – from just £179

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Norwegian is launching a new route from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport later this year, with prices starting from £179 one way.

The airline will operate four weekly flights from 28 September, increasing to five in the winter. The route will be operated on Norwegian's 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with 344 seats in economy and premium cabins. Premium fares will start at £699 one way.

Earlier this month, Norwegian added two more transatlantic routes to its Gatwick Airport service, launching flights to Seattle and Denver. Including the Singapore route, Norwegian now runs 10 long-haul flights out of the south London airport.

"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 boss 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 UK is at the heart of Norwegian’s ambitious plans for growth so it is a significant moment not only to launch this exciting new route, but also for it to be the first long-haul route to take to the skies with our new ‘Norwegian UK’ subsidiary."

Premier destination

Stewart Wingate, chief executive at Gatwick Airport, said: "These new direct flights between two of the world's top three financial centres will be welcome news for business travellers, particularly at a time when global trade is increasingly important for the UK economy. Singapore is also a key tourist destination and gateway hub for long-haul travellers looking to venture further into Southeast Asia and Australia.

"I’m delighted that Norwegian has responded to this demand and added such a premier destination to its growing long-haul network from Gatwick."

In February, Norwegian launched a series of new transatlantic flights from Belfast, Edinburgh and Dublin.

The low-cost airline was also recently picked as preferred carrier for UK government business travel.

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