Budget airline announces Gatwick flights to Crete

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A budget airline has launched flights from Gatwick to Crete.

Norwegian will fly a new 186-seat Boeing 737-800 three times a week to the Greece’s largest island from April 28.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “Travel patterns have changed and so Crete offers an attractive alternative for sun-seekers. With affordable fares from £29.90, we expect Brits to flock to the Greek island this summer with the added bonus of having free Wi-Fi on board our flights.”

Norwegian is Gatwick’s third largest airline and has pledged to base 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 100 short-haul aircraft at the airport if its second runway bid goes ahead.

Its CEO Bjorn Kjos ‘strongly’ backed Gatwick’s expansion bid at The Aviation Club on March 17.

He said: “This isn’t just for selfish commercial reasons - in my view Gatwick is the only choice that will actually deliver what the whole industry needs.”

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