$199 Flights to London Are Coming to the West Coast
On Wednesday, Norwegian Air announced it will add two new non-stop transatlantic flights from the U.S. to England: one from Denver International Airport and another from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to London's Gatwick Airport.
Service from Denver to London will begin on September 16. To start, the airline will offer twice-weekly flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Norwegian plans to increase the service to three flights per week beginning in November. Norwegian’s service from Seattle to London will launch just one day later, on September 17, with four flights per week on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays.
With these new routes, Norwegian will fly from 13 different U.S. cities and have a total of 48 different non-stop routes to Europe on both a seasonal and year-round basis.
While the flight options alone are fantastic news for international travelers, the price per ticket may be the best part of this update: Flights on the new routes start at $199 one-way in economy and $839 one-way in the premium cabin. The premium cabin, according to Stuck At The Airport, includes a sleeper seat, drinks, meals, and extra luggage allowance.
“With today’s route announcement, we surpass all the American airlines in terms of non-stop routes from the U.S. to London, yet we still see the demand for many, many more flights to London, as well of course to many other cities across Europe,” Norwegian spokesman Anders Lindström said in a statement to Today in the Sky.
The extremely low price is all thanks to the increasing transatlantic flight battle between carriers. Other airlines, including Air France and British Airways, both announced they too have plans for low-cost international flights.
While getting to London and back for just about $400 is fantastic news, Norwegian is already thinking ahead. The carrier — which has created quite the buzz with its promise of $69 flights to Europe this June — said it also plans to add Paris as “a natural next step” for Denver and Seattle, so get ready to add a few passport stamps to your collection.