Norwegian Airlines hints at further flights to Asia

Holidaymakers looking to book a trip to Asia were treated to some great news earlier in the year when the low-cost carrier announced the first of its non-stop flights between Gatwick and Singapore available for as little as £150 back in September.

And now it looks like more positive developments could be on the cards with the airline having recently signalled that it sees Singapore as a springboard for future growth.

At a meeting of more than 65 agents from travel and trade organisations, Norwegian Airlines’ global head of sales, Lars Sande, and the head of sales for UK and Ireland, Dominic Tucker, delivered a presentation outlining the carrier’s plans for expansion.

“It’s a pleasure to open the door to Singapore’s travel industry which will help make our new low-cost long-haul service a success.

“With more than 200 aircraft on order, Asia will be a key part of our future growth and Singapore offers a springboard to more competition and affordable fares in the market.

“Following our successful event, we look forward to starting a deep relationship with Singapore’s travel trade who will now be able to confidently sell our high-quality flights to customers,” he said.

Norwegian currently flies four times a week direct between Gatwick and Singapore’s Changi Airport, which was recently named the best airport in Asia in the Future Travel Experience Awards. A new Terminal 5 is scheduled to open there in 2020, further adding to what is consistently recognised as one of the best airports in the business.

Norwegian Airlines has made long-haul travel more accessible to those who haven’t previously been able to afford it, and a new set of flights to Asia would be a welcome addition to their schedule.