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Budget Services to the US from Gatwick Airport to begin Next Summer

There is exciting news which Car Hire Gatwick Airport can bring involving flights to the USA as a low cost ticket price is on offer. There is hope that this will bring in some car hire trade from people coming over to the English capital. 

Budget flights to the USA are back as Scandinavian carrier Norwegian will begin services from Gatwick Airport to New York next summer. The promise of low-cost air travel hit the rails in the 1980’s with Laker Airways, but now the idea has a chance to prosper.

The development of the flights has been claimed as a ‘game changer’ by the airport, with a one way to the Big Apple starting at £149. The Boeing Dreamliner will be used despite the teething problems over incinerating batteries. There will be a degree more comfort than the model Ryanair pioneered, with seat back entertainment included in the ticket but will have to pay £30 for meals, a baggage allowance and reserved seating as part of the extra package.

With the three services per week to New York, the airline will begin twice a week flights to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and to Los Angeles both also for under £200. Norwegian’s chief executive, Bjørn Kjos said, “There’s great demand for high-quality flights at a low fare between the UK and the US, particularly to and from London Gatwick, where no other airline currently offers these routes.”

The airport’s chief executive, Stewart Wingate, said: “This is one of the most exciting route developments since Gatwick’s change of ownership four years ago and shows the benefits to passengers of Gatwick competing with Heathrow on routes, price and service. Norwegian’s decision to re-establish London Gatwick’s links to strategic destinations in North America gives passengers, once again, real choice about how to get there and, importantly, provide options for affordable travel to popular business and leisure destinations.”