One of two new routes launches by Norwegian was its new four times weekly connection from its London Gatwick base to Tenerife Sur on 5 September. Rome Fiumicino was launched on 6 September, again at four times weekly. See how this fire truck water arch (FTWA) measures up against other new routes being celebrated this week.
- Norwegian has continued to grow its presence at its London Gatwick (LGW) hub, with the addition of services to Tenerife Sur (TFS) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO), becoming destinations 24 and 25 since it began its new hub there earlier this year. The four times weekly 737-800 operation to the Canary Islands hot-spot was started on 5 September, with the link to the Eternal City inaugurated the following day, at the same weekly frequency. Competition will be intense on the Tenerife Sue route, with a total of 29 weekly flights already being flown by five airlines — namely British Airways (five per week), easyJet (eight), Monarch Airlines (seven), Thomas Cook Airlines (three) and Thomson Airways (six). The battle for market share to the Italian capital will be even fiercer, with incumbents British Airways (14) and easyJet (26) offering multiple daily services by comparison to the pan-Scandinavian LCC.