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Norwegian opens new bases of operations at London Gatwick and Alicante

26-Oct-2012 11:26 AM

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced (25-Oct-2012) plans to establish a new base of operations at London Gatwick Airport in spring 2013. It will also establish a new base of operations at Alicante. Norwegian will offer flights to several Mediterranean destinations and the Nordic region from London. The new base in England will also enable Norwegian to better meet the head-on competition from Asian and European carriers in the long-haul market. Norwegian already has more than 100 weekly departures between the Nordic region and London, and London is Norwegian’s most popular destination outside its home market. The Alicante base will – in addition to already established bases at Malaga and Las Palmas – serve an important part of Norwegian’s Spanish traffic. Norwegian is planning to start its operations at London Gatwick with three Boeing 737-800s and increase to four aircraft by the end of the year. The first flights will commence in spring 2013. Pilots and cabin crew will be recruited locally. Norwegian currently has bases of operations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Spain. A new base for the company’s subsidiary for long-haul flights is being established in Bangkok. [more - original PR] [more - original PR Norwegian]