Airport adds new direct flight to UK
TAMPA — Norwegian Air will launch twice-weekly, nonstop flights to London’s Gatwick Airport from Tampa International Airport beginning in October, bringing a new carrier to Tampa and adding another option for reaching Europe from the Tampa Bay region.
TIA currently offers daily service to London Gatwick via British Airways; the addition of the Norwegian flights will, for the first time, offer Tampa passengers a choice of two airlines flying nonstop to the same European city.
“The arrival of Norwegian Air is yet another example of the strength of our region,” states TIA CEO Joe Lopano in a press release. “As our community continues to grow, the airport is growing with it. We expect this to be a very popular service, particularly for our British visitors, and we look forward to a great partnership with Norwegian in coming years.”
Norwegian’s service between Tampa and London will be offered via a 787-9 Dreamliner — the first such aircraft with regularly scheduled service at TPA, the release states.
Introductory one-way, economy class fares will start at $214.90.