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Norwegian begins Singapore-London flights

by on September 30, 2017
 

Norwegian Singapore to London Gatwick launchEuropean low-cost operator Norwegian kicked off its inaugural London to Singapore flights this week. Norwegian is not a new player in the region, having served Bangkok from Copenhagen, Sweden and Stockholm for some time. However the new UK route introduces a low-cost option on a route that is consistently expensive, in spite of heavy competition.

World’s longest low-cost route

Norwegian’s Singapore-London flight is also now the world’s longest low-cost long-haul route. At 6,764 miles (or 10,885 km), the flight from London takes approximately 12 hours and 45 minutes. It is flown with Norwegian’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, configured with 309 economy seats in a 3-3-3 layout. This aircraft also features 35 premium seats in a 2-3-2 layout.

Ground arrangements

On the London end, Norwegian operates from the South Terminal of London Gatwick Airport. Although Gatwick is further from London than Heathrow Airport, it is served by the Gatwick Express and other commuter trains. It’s also worth noting that the new ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ platform will aid with connections here. It’s possible to book a short-haul flight on easyJet, connecting to Singapore in a single booking.

In Singapore, Norwegian pulls up at Changi Airport Terminal 1. From here, transit passengers can connect to Terminals 2 and 3 by Skytrain, and Terminal 4 by bus.

Norwegian Singapore to London Gatwick launch

Singaporean treats for London-bound travellers at the departure gate

Schedule

Four weekly flights are scheduled to ply the route per the following schedule:

Route Days Departs Arrives
London-Singapore (DI 7409) Mon, Thurs 10:30 AM 6:15 AM (next day)
London-Singapore (DI 7409) Tues, Sat 10:30 PM 6:15 PM (next day)
Singapore-London (DI 7408) Tues 8:50 AM 3:30 PM
Singapore-London (DI 7410) Wed, Sun 11:40 PM 6:20 AM (next day)
Singapore-London (DI 7408) Fri 8:15 AM 2:55 PM

Fares from Singapore are set to be as low as SGD 200 one-way. In the reverse direction, expect sale fares of around £149.90. To book, head to norwegian.com.

Norwegian Singapore to London Gatwick launch

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