Norwegian Air Just Launched The World’s Cheapest Long-haul Flight
Can you hear that sound? It’s your bank balance rejoicing...
Fancy a trip to Asia? No problem - because budget airline Norwegian Air just launched the world’s cheapest long-haul flight from London to Singapore.
Continuing to make globe-trotting affordable, the airline’s flight from Gatwick to Singapore’s Changi Airport will cost £149.90 each way, take 12 hours 45 minutes, and run four times a week.
Not bad value when you consider that the route covers a distance of 6,764 miles, eh?
It’s set to be a fancy affair too - using the brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which is not only one of the most fuel-efficient planes to date, but also features individual USB ports and 11-inch screens for those inflight entertainment vibezzzzz.
"The 787 Dreamliner has the range to allow us to expand our long-haul services to other parts of the world while keeping fares affordable for all," Bjørn Kjos, CEO at Norwegian said.
"This is just the start of Norwegian’s UK expansion into new markets as we will continue connecting destinations where fares have been too high for too long.”
YES, YEAH, AND Y.A.A.A.S.S.S.
For an almost-still-reasonable price of £699.90 one way, passengers can also upgrade to "Premium" seats with more than a metre of legroom, plus free lounge access at Gatwick. Sweet.
And with more cheap long-haul flights on the way from Norwegian (including a route to Buenos Aires, Argentina, next year), it looks like we can all start well and truly embracing our itchy feet.
By Lizzie Cox