Norwegian celebrates five years of long-haul at Gatwick

Norwegian celebrates five years of long-haul at Gatwick

Low-cost airline Norwegian is celebrating its fifth anniversary of long-haul operations from London Gatwick to the United States. Since launching its transatlantic services in 2014, Norwegian has carried almost 5 million passengers on 8,500 flights between Gatwick and the US. The airline’s first route was to Los Angeles on 2 July 2014, quickly followed by routes to New York JFK and Fort Lauderdale the same week. Norwegian, which was voted Skytrax Best Low-Cost Long-Haul airline…

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Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg route

Qatar Airways to launch Gothenburg route

Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch a direct five-times weekly route to Gothenburg, Sweden commencing on 12th December. The route will be served with Boeing 787-8 aircraft in a 22 business class and 232 economy class seat configuration. Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of direct services to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden. “Gothenburg is a charming city with much to…

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Air Canada inaugurates two new Dreamliner routes

Air Canada inaugurates two new Dreamliner routes

Air Canada announced last week the first of two new international Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes to Europe with a celebration prior to the departure of the carrier’s inaugural flight from Vancouver to Zurich. On Friday, the airline launched non-stop flights to Paris, marking five non-stop European routes from Air Canada’s Vancouver hub. “We are delighted to launch new non-stop flights from Vancouver to Zurich and to Paris, both onboard our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The…

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Qatar Airways launches services to London Gatwick

Qatar Airways launches services to London Gatwick

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down yesterday at Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute. The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick the airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and second gateway to London. Qatar previously operated a route between the British capital and Doha, however it was pulled in 2011. The reintroduction of the service will…

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Virgin Atlantic launches new Las Vegas, Barbados, and Boston flights

Virgin Atlantic launches new Las Vegas, Barbados, and Boston flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced a series of route changes, including the launch of flights to Las Vegas from London Heathrow, increased flights to Boston, and the return of the seasonal service to Barbados. The new flights to Las Vegas are set to replace the existing London Gatwick – Las Vegas route, and will be operated with the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, taking over from the 747-400 used on the current Gatwick service. The 787-9…

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American orders 47 787s in $12 billion fleet update

American orders 47 787s in $12 billion fleet update

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 A350s and ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to replace its older widebody aircraft in a $12 billion deal. The deal includes 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s, as well as an option on a further 28 787s. This adds to an existing order of 42 Dreamliner aircraft, 35 of which have already been delivered. The latest order of 787-8s will be delivered from 2020 and the 787-9s from 2023,…

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