As Chicago and Austin join Norwegian"™s expanding route network from Gatwick, the airline is challenging Virgin Atlantic in its reach of US destinations.
Norwegian will fly to Chicago O"™Hare and the Texas state capital from March 2018, using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The airline already has existing or previously announced routes from Gatwick to eight US cities: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Orlando and Seattle. So next summer it looks like having only one fewer American destinations from London than Virgin Atlantic, which has 11. But if New York JFK and Newark (both served by Virgin) are regarded as the same destination, then Norwegian will be level in cities served.
Virgin Atlantic has much higher frequencies on its US routes, and also has a partnership with Delta which greatly extends traveller"™ options. But Norwegian also has flights from Edinburgh and Belfast to three other US gateways: Providence, Stewart and Hartford…