Norwegian to fly skiers to Denver
Skiers headed to Colorado and other ski resorts in North America have a fantastic new flight route from September, thanks to low-cost airline Norwegian.
From 16 September, Norwegian will begin flying three a week from Gatwick to Denver, with fares starting from £199 per person, one way including taxes — with seats on sale now. Norwegian announced the flights this morning, along with a new route from Gatwick to Seattle.
The Gatwick-Denver route will operate twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday during the summer and increase to three times a week with a Thursday departure for the winter season. Flights will leave Gatwick at 09:50 and arrive in Denver at 19;40 — and Norwegian will be the only airline from Gatwick and second in the UK (after British Airways) to offer a direct service to Denver.
Anyone who has flown on Norwegian (including me several times this winter) gives the airline a rave review. The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world, with an average age of 3.6 years and passengers will fly to Denver on the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers up to 344 seats in two cabins.
Norwegian’s modern economy cabins have seatback inflight entertainment and free onboard wifi. Seats in the premium cabin, which offers spacious seating with more than a metre of legroom, complimentary meal service and a generous baggage allowance will start from £599.90.
Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “Our new Seattle and Denver routes reflect the huge consumer demand on both sides of the Atlantic for quality affordable long-haul travel. With our USA flights over 90 per cent full, we are excited to add Seattle to our growing list of US destinations while breaking the monopoly on UK flights to Denver.”
Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer at Gatwick Airport said: “I’m delighted that Gatwick’s extensive 50+ long haul route network will soon include Denver and Seattle, both top destinations for leisure and business travellers. Denver repeatedly scores top for quality of life in the US, experiences more sunshine than Miami and is the gateway to the great outdoors including the Rocky Mountains. Seattle too is famous for its coastline and lush evergreen forests and has a thriving cultural scene that offers a wide choice of theatres and galleries.”
For more information and to book seats visit norwegian.com/uk