Norwegian Air Taking On British Airways To Rio
Airwise | November 27, 2018
Low-cost airline Norwegian has announced plans to take on British Airways on flights between London and Brazil from March. The new four times weekly service from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão Airport will be operated by Boeing 787-9s from March 31, 2019. Two classes will be offered, premium economy and economy, on the airline’s new 344-seat Dreamliners. Tickets are available from GBP£240 (USD$305) one way. Currently, only British Airways offers direct flights between London and Brazil. The BA website is currently offering a return/round-trip fares from £722 in January. Our new Rio de Janeiro route breaks the monopoly on direct flights between the UK and Brazil as we’re committed to lowering fares and making travel more affordable.” Norwegian’s chief executive Bjørn Kjos said.