Norwegian Air to Begin London-Buenos Aires Flights, Introduce New 787 Premium Cabin and Wi-Fi

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 January 2018
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A seat in Norwegian's premium cabin

A seat in Norwegian’s premium cabin

Norwegian Air announced it will launch its first service to South America on February 14. In addition, the carrier plans to begin new service to Chicago and Austin, increase flights to Boston, introduce a new Premium cabin, and add Wi-Fi to long-haul flights.

Starting in February, Norwegian will begin four weekly flights to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

On March 25, the airline will begin daily flights to Chicago from London Gatwick. This will be followed by thrice weekly service between London Gatwick and Austin on March 27.

Norwegian will also increase its service to Boston from London Gatwick from five times a week to daily flights in the spring. The airline will also increase the frequency of its San Francisco-Oakland flights to daily service.

In addition to the new flights, Norwegian plans to introduce a new premium cabin configuration on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The new cabin will have 56 seats, 60% more than the previous configuration. Passengers will have over 39” (one meter) of legroom, a reduction of at least 10” over the current configuration, as well as an 11” monitor. The carrier plans to take delivery of 20 newly configured Dreamliners beginning this February.

The carrier also said that it plans to roll out in-flight Wi-Fi on certain long-haul routes this year.

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