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Visit Austin Announces the Launch of Norwegian’s Non-stop Route to Austin, Texas
Visit Austin announces Norwegian is continuing its expansion in the U.S. with the launch of the UK’s first low fare route to Austin, Texas. Starting today, the new three weekly non-stop service will be between Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
In celebration of the inaugural flight, passengers experienced the sounds of Austin on the maiden voyage. The Live Music Capital of the World® is famed for its live music and to celebrate the first flight from London Gatwick to Austin, passengers enjoyed a live performance from local Austin musician, Julian Acosta, on the ground and in the skies before landing in Austin.
“The new service from Gatwick Airport will provide opportunity for additional visitors connecting from throughout the world and from the U.K.,” said Tom Noonan, President and CEO of Visit Austin. “With year over year increases in visitors from the U.K. and beyond, we anticipate this flight will be very successful. The addition of this route is also a direct reflection of how our city continues to evolve as a premier destination for travelers.”
“We are excited to offer passengers the only direct route from London Gatwick to Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World,” said Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer of Gatwick Airport. “Our high-quality flights give both leisure and business travelers the chance to explore this vibrant city. As we expand our high-quality services to the USA from London Gatwick, we will continue offering consumers greater choice and affordable fares when flying Norwegian”
The new route from London Gatwick to Austin will be operated by new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft offering passengers a spacious, modern economy cabin with seatback inflight entertainment, together with a Premium cabin offering more legroom, complimentary meal service, generous baggage allowance and airport lounge access. Flights are now on sale at www.norwegian.com.
About Visit Austin
Visit Austin is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Austin. An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, Visit Austin is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life. In 2016, the greater Austin MSA welcomed 25.6 million visitors who contributed to $7.4 billion in economic impact and 121,900 jobs. For more information go to www.visitaustin.org.
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