Budget carrier Norwegian Airlines may soon add low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Cape Town, South Africa.
“We are looking at Cape Town as a potential destination in the near future,” said Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Norwegian Air’s corporate communications manager, to Southern African Tourism Update.
While flying on a budget airline from London to Cape Town might not seem like an appealing proposition — considering that most other budget carriers tend to cheap out on amenities and leg room — Norwegian bucks that trend in most respects. The Boeing 787 Dreamliners on its other long-haul routes offer at least 31″ seat pitch, Timco leather seats, personal entertainment systems, and touchscreen snack ordering. However you still have to pay for each bag you check.
But if the price savings are anything like those seen in its other long-haul flights, it could well be worth it. A cursory check of fares from FLL to LGW in October 2014 reveal a round trip price of just $640, including taxes and fees.
The growing airline also offers twice-weekly non-stop service from Gatwick to Los Angeles (LAX) and three flights a week to New York-JFK.
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