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A Norwegian 787 Dreamliner taxis at London Gatwick Airport (Photo: Simon Wright | Norwegian)

London’s Gatwick Airport Closes Due to Drone Activity

London's Gatwick Airport has closed following drones operating in the vicinity of the airfield, posing a risk to arriving and departing aircraft. Operations at the U.K.'s busiest airport were suspended around 9 p.m. on Wednesday following sightings of two drones, resuming 6 hours later at around 3 a.m. the next morning. However, following further sightings of drones in the vicinity, the runway was closed again 45 minutes later. Since the initial closure, flights due to land at Gatwick diverted to airports…

Gatwick Airport Growing in Favor Among Long-Haul Airlines as China…

London's Gatwick Airport is seeing an increase in popularity from long-haul airlines as China Eastern Airlines recently launched three times weekly services from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Gatwick, in addition to its already scheduled service to Heathrow Airport. Shanghai the second city in China served by Gatwick, with China Eastern…

London’s Gatwick to Announce Plans for Second Runway Amid Capacity…

Great Britain's second busiest airport, London's Gatwick Airport, is looking to make use of the currently unused second runway that it has, potentially boosting its' daily capacity of flights. The move to activate the dormant runway comes as the United Kingdom's capital faces a potentially crippling capacity crisis, according to…

Norwegian Sets New Time Record in New York to London…

Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week for the route between New York and London, using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday completed the full duration…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Norwegian Long Haul

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

Norwegian Expands International Portfolio With Service to Buenos Aires

Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe’s largest low cost carriers, announced today the launch of a new route from London-Gatwick (LGW) to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). This new route will be the airline’s first destination in South America. Beginning in February of 2018, Norwegian will begin its four weekly nonstop…