Norwegian Adding Their First Ever Flight To Miami, With Service To London

Norwegian has announced plans to operate a flight from Miami to London-Gatwick, with daily service to begin March 31, 2019.

A 344-seat Boeing 787 will operate the route.

“We are very committed to this market, and look forward to increasing our presence at MIA in the future,” said Norwegian CEO and Founder, Bjørn Kjos.

The airline is currently serving the route from Fort Lauderdale. That flight will be now be cancelled.

There are three factors motivating the airline to swap FLL for MIA, a Norwegian spokesperson told Airways. MIA offers better premium cabin yields, better cargo opportunities, and higher search engine visibility than Fort Lauderdale, the spokesperson said.

Norwegain first launched service on the Fort Lauderdale to Gatwick route in 2014. British Airways launched Fort Lauderdale-Gatwick route in 2017 as a response, which may have been cutting into Norwegian’s margins.

In 2017, the Miami area ranked fourth in the U.S. for travel to the London area, behind New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to data from the UK’s CAA.

MIA ranks second in the U.S. by number of European airlines. Overall, the airport has more airlines than any other airport in the U.S., with 89 scheduled carriers, 12 charter airlines, and more said to be on the way.

 

 

 

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Miami1
1 year ago

Great news for MIA!

Ex-Londoner now in 33132
1 year ago

The thousands of resident Brits in Broward and Palm Beach who now use Norwegian to London who will be livid. They loathe using MIA!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Love it, or leave it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well let them connect and add hours to their trip for not wanting to use MIA.
Tough s…t

La Mala
1 year ago

I get it, BUT! they are used to public transportation let them take the rail down to MIA. Much easier connection than in FLL. Just saying.

Polo
1 year ago

They can now rider Virgin Trains (Brightline) to Miami from WPB, and FLL and connect to Metrorail to MIA!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Still can use BA’s FLL-LGW flight.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Miami International Airport just keeps growing, keep up the good work. When will we have a non-stop route from Miami International Airport to Tokyo?

Also, here are some other domestic route suggestions from/to Miami International Airport: Portland, Maine, Portland, Oregon, Burlington, Vermont, & Lexington, Kentucky (American Airlines goes to all those airports from different airports/cities). Miami International Airport, bring back service to both Salt Lake City and Tulsa (if there’s still a market or if it makes financial sense). Miami, also some international connecting cities/routes from/to: Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, St. John’s, Halifax & Saskatoon (all airports/cities in Canada). Also, bring back service from Miami to: Trenton, Milwaukee, Buffalo, & Providence by Frontier. Honestly, Frontier needs to expand their presence at Miami International Airport.

Anonymous
1 year ago

AGREED TOKYO PLEASE!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

ive seen this same post on all airport related articles..these suggested destinations should be referred to the Miami-Dade Aviation Dept. instead.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Already did many times…

Anonymous
1 year ago

so you know hope that someone from TNM will make your wish come true and make it happen.

Anonymous
1 year ago

no, creating a public opinion to influence the MD AD and seeing that people agree/like my post just confirms that this is a concern of others too, Go TNM!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Leave domestic travel to FLL and PBIA, as well as MCO and TIA connected via Brightline.

La Mala
1 year ago

Indigo Partners just bought into WOW Air the Icelandic low cost. Soon we will see more of Wow and Frontier.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Frontier restored service to Trenton. They just moved it back to FLL from MIA, same with their service to ISP.

FLL makes 100 times more sense for those two routes, as it’s a lot of snow birds who own property in Broward and Palm Beach.

iFlyMIA
1 year ago

Love it! More and more airlines soon to come!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Give me Miami to Lisbon via American Airlines please

Anonymous
1 year ago

TAP flies that route already.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Can’t wait for the Platinum lounge extension to be completed at MIA.

Anonymous
1 year ago

We need nonstop service to Abu Dhabi

Ex-Londoner now in 33132
1 year ago

We need non-stop service over Brickell Bridge in rush hour LOL!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

good one! lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

YESSSSSSSS