Low-cost airline Norwegian will launch non-stop services between Singapore and London (Gatwick) on 28 September 2017.
To mark its commencement of operations at Changi Airport, Norwegian is offering one-way Singapore-London fares starting from S$199 for economy class, and premium class tickets starting from S$839. Fares include all applicable fees and taxes.
London is Changi Airport’s 14th busiest route. Over 1.2 million passengers traveled between the two cities in 2016, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in a press statement on April 20, 2017, welcoming the announcement of the launch by Norwegian.
Norwegian's long-haul services between Changi and Gatwick will be a 4x weekly service. This will be increased to 5x weekly during the Northern Winter Season, from 29 Oct 2017 to 24 Mar 2018. The flights will use 344-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts in a two-class configuration, offering economy and premium cabins.
With the launch of this new service, the number of weekly flights from Singapore to London will increase to 50. This translates into an addition of 1,720 (+11%) one-way seats weekly.
Travelers from the United Kingdom can capitalise on Changi’s excellent connectivity to about 120 destinations in South East Asia and South West Pacific for onward travel to the region. Likewise, passengers from Singapore will have access to a plethora of destinations in Europe and even the United States using Norwegian’s global network.
“We are delighted to welcome Norwegian to Changi’s portfolio of airlines in September; it will enhance options for Changi Airport's passengers as well as attract more UK visitors to Singapore, said Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CAG.
"With changing consumer preferences and an improvement in aircraft technology, low-cost carriers have taken the opportunity to expand into the long-haul market. We will continue to work with our airline partners to exploit other such opportunities to grow their operations at Changi,” he added.
“Travel should be affordable for all so adding Singapore to our growing UK network will give passengers even more choice for affordable, quality travel to a range of global destinations," said Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian.
“The UK is at the heart of Norwegian’s ambitious plans for growth so it is a significant moment not only to launch this exciting new route, but also for it to be the first long-haul route to take to the skies with our new ‘Norwegian UK’ subsidiary.”