Norwegian will launch a new route from London Gatwick to Singapore this winter as the airline’s growing low-cost long-haul UK network expands into Asia for the first time.

From 28th September, Norwegian will operate four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter, from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport, voted the World’s Best Airport by passengers for five years in a row.

The new Singapore route will be operated on Norwegian’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in both economy and Premium cabins.

As one of the world’s leading centres for financial services, logistics and technology, Norwegian’s new route to Singapore opens up new opportunities for business and leisure travellers and access to the wider access Asia-Pacific.

Norwegian will offer UK passengers an affordable way to access the cosmopolitan ‘Lion City’, which perfectly combines the old with the new – historic neighbourhoods and temples; picturesque beaches and parks; all bordered by modern skyscrapers offering a city lifestyle of shopping malls and fine dining

Norwegian already offers affordable flights from London Gatwick to nine U.S destinations including the newly announced routes to Seattle and Denver. With a huge aircraft order and new traffic rights in place, the new Singapore route marks the first step in Norwegian’s ambitions to expand its existing long-haul network into a range of new global markets.