Norwegian announces UK’s cheapest flight to San Francisco

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Norwegian is the only airline to offer UK passengers direct low-cost flights to the US and Caribbean – flights currently operate from London Gatwick to New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Puerto Rico, all using Norwegian’s state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The ground-breaking low-cost transatlantic flights continue to prove popular with UK passengers and due to passenger demand, further flights now on sale at include:


  • San Francisco will become Norwegian’s seventh US destination with low-cost flights from £199
  • The route will launch from London Gatwick from 12th May 2016, with three flights per week to Oakland International Airport, San Francisco
  • Oakland is a small and efficient airport, offering fast immigration and customs clearance
  • The airport is connected to the SF BART mass transit system offering passengers a quick 30 minute connection to downtown San Francisco, and is the closest international airport to Napa Valley and Berkeley University


  • Norwegian’s new low-cost route toBoston will now be launched on 27th March 2016 – two months earlier than planned
  • The route will offer 4 flights per week from Gatwick with fares from £149
  • The early launch of the Boston route offers UK passengers thousands more low-cost flights to the popular New England city


  • Due to passenger demand, from 10th May 2016 Norwegian’s existing low-cost flights from Gatwick to LosAngeles will increase to 5 flights per week, with fares from £199

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos said: “Launching the UK’s cheapest flight to San Francisco is a great addition as our low-cost transatlantic plans continue to grow. From the East Coast to the West Coast, our ground-breaking flights are creating a new market for low-cost travel to America. We look forward to adding San Francisco to our network from London Gatwick as we continue our exciting plans for UK growth.”

Gatwick Chief Commercial Officer Guy Stephenson said: “We are delighted to see Norwegian’s continued growth at Gatwick now including the UK’s cheapest flights to San Francisco. Passenger demand at Gatwick for low cost long-haul routes speaks for itself – with Norwegian’s Boston route starting two months early in March 2016 and Los Angeles increasing to five-times weekly. 

“With 12 new long-haul routes starting in 2016, adding to the over 220 destinations that the airport serves, Gatwick continues to reflect the requirements of our travellers providing them with more choice, better value and a greater variety of destinations.”