Norwegian will restart short-haul flights from the United Kingdom and will serve a wider European network starting in July.
Since April, the airline has only operated eight planes and has been flying only domestic routes in Norway. Another 12 planes will join the fleet.
Starting in July, Norwegian will operate 76 routes from its Scandinavian hubs to key cities in Europe.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick said: “The restart of Gatwick’s regular Norwegian services is very welcome news and reflects the strength of the relationship and the success the airline has had in Gatwick in recent years, as well as the fact that consumer demand is increasing as more people want to start flying again. For our part, the airport is ready to go and we have implemented a series of measures to protect the well-being and safety of passengers and staff in recent weeks. The well-being and safety of passengers and staff remains Gatwick’s top priority and, coupled with the health measures announced by Norwegian, today’s news shows that we are beginning to see small green shoots of recovery. ”
New security protection measures introduced to further reduce the risk of infection.
- Travelers who are six years or older should wear a face mask when traveling with us, as recommended by the European aviation authorities.
- Passengers will be asked to keep their distance during boarding and disembarking.
- Hand luggage should be placed under the front seat to minimize queues in the cabin. Hand luggage that is too large to fit under the front seat must be pre-registered.
- The passengers will be seated with the greatest possible distance between them. The middle row seats will be the last to be filled. Passengers and families traveling together will sit together.
- There is no catering service on board to minimize contact between our clients and our team.
- We thoroughly disinfect the aircraft in accordance with strict guidelines and have focused particularly on on-board touch points. This reduces the risk for both passengers and cabin crew.
All aircraft are equipped with an advanced air filtration system that eliminates bacteria and viruses in the air. It is the same technology that is used in hospitals and operating rooms. The air inside the cabin is filtered every three to four minutes so that customers can feel confident that the air onboard is clean when they travel.