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07 Sep 2018

BY Gary Noakes

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Norwegian to ditch Gatwick-Singapore but add Rio

Budget airline Norwegian is to drop its Gatwick-Singapore service after less than 18 months, apparently in favour of a new service to Rio de Janeiro.

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Norwegian Air axes on Gatwick route, reveals another

The no-frills carrier began the Singapore route on September 28 last year. A Norwegian spokesperson said: “We continually evaluate our global network to ensure that we operate routes in response to customer demand.

 

“We have taken the decision to no longer operate our Gatwick to Singapore service from 12th January 2019 and use this capacity elsewhere on our network. Customers who have booked to fly after this period will be offered alternative options to reach their destination or a full refund.”

 

Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos told media in the US that a Gatwick-Rio service would start next spring. The carrier launched flights from Gatwick to Buenos Aires in February and plans to start a subsidiary, Norwegian Air Argentina, in October.

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