Norwegian adds three links from Copenhagen and London Gatwick
- Norwegian continued its rapid expansion with three new routes having been added during the course of last week. On 30 October, the LCC commenced its third route to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK), when it launched twice-weekly 787-8 flights (Thursdays and Sundays) on the 8,616-kilometre sector from Copenhagen (CPH), a route already served by Thai Airways’ daily services. Norwegian is already flying to Suvarnabhumi with four weekly flights from Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen. Two days later, on 1 November, the airline increased its seasonal offering from London Gatwick (LGW), with twice-weekly flights (Tuesdays and Saturdays) to Funchal (FNC) and weekly operations (Saturdays) to La Palma (SPC), both sectors being served until 28 March using the LCC’s 186-seat 737-800s. While the route to the capital of Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira is flown by easyJet (six times weekly), Monarch Airlines (thrice-weekly) and Thomson Airways (weekly), the link to the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands is operated by Thomson Airways (twice-weekly). Noteworthy is the fact that the service to Thailand is the airline’s fourth long-haul route from the Danish gateway, as it already operates to Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and New York JFK. Furthermore, starting in March 2015, Norwegian will commence its fifth long-haul sector from Copenhagen, namely to Orlando.