Come September, Malaysians can opt to hop across the Causeway and fly from Changi to Gatwick at a super-low fare.
- Longest direct route by a budget carrier
- Fares start from US$230 one-way
- Service commences Sep 28
Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle will begin flying long-haul non-stop between Singapore’s Changi Airport and London Gatwick from Sep 28. The new service will fly four times weekly, increasing to five times weekly during the northern winter season.
Flights from Singapore depart every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while flights from London are on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The route will be operated on a 344-seat, two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The 13-hour flight will be the longest direct route offered by an ultra-low-cost carrier.
Flights are already on sale with fares starting from an amazingly low £179 (US$230) for economy cabin and £699 (US$897) for premium cabin each way. The fare for premium seats includes lounge access at Gatwick, more legroom, a complimentary meal service, and “generous baggage allowance”.
Norwegian’s new route will see the total number of weekly flights between Singapore and London increase to 50 (during northern winter season).