Norwegian today launches the UK’s first low-fare flights to Brazil with a brand-new direct route from London to Rio de Janeiro. Consumers can now book the most affordable nonstop flights to Brazil from £240 one way at www.norwegian.com/uk.
From Sunday 31 March 2019, Norwegian will break the monopoly on flights to Brazil with a new service to Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG) from London Gatwick Airport. Four weekly flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with up to 344 leather seats in an economy and Premium cabin configuration.
Customers can take advantage of affordable fares to Brazil from £239.90 one way and £549.90 one way in Premium, which offers spacious deep reclining leather seats with more than a metre of legroom, priority boarding and a complimentary three-course meal service and a selection of drinks.
Outbound flights depart London at 12:00, arriving in Rio de Janeiro at 19:25, the inbound flights depart Rio de Janeiro 22:25 arriving 13:35 at Gatwick Airport. The convenient flight schedule will also offer Norwegian customers in Europe and Brazil opportunities for onward connections using the carrier’s short-haul network of European flights.
Members of Norwegian’s free-to-join loyalty programme, Norwegian Reward, can earn and spend CashPoints on flight bookings to the airline’s newest long-haul destination. CashPoints are earned on flight bookings and with Reward’s partners that can be spent toward the cost of any Norwegian flight.
The new route to Rio de Janeiro follows Norwegian’s existing service to South America with direct flights from London to the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. The Gatwick-Buenos Aires route will increase from four weekly flights to a daily service from 3 December in response to customer demand. In October, the airline launched domestic flights in Argentina with two routes from Buenos Aires to Mendoza and Cordoba ahead of planned new routes to Salta, Iguazú,Bariloche and Neuquén.