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Low fares   Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kjos:

Norwegian to fly from UK to U.S. for $69

Bjorn KjosThe $69 (£56) fares, which will start in summer 2017, will be the cheapest transatlantic tickets on the market, thanks to Norwegian.

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Britons will be able to fly to the U.S. for less than £60 from next summer, Norwegian Air CEO said.

Bjorn Kjos said the airline, which is headquartered in Oslo and has a UK base at Gatwick Airport, is investing in new aircraft that is cheaper to run and more fuel efficient, iNews reports.

Norwegian will take delivery of six new Boeing 737MAX aircraft in April. These will be used to launch a new direct service from Edinburgh to New York a few months later with prices as low as $69 (£56).

Norwegian currently operates services twice a day from Gatwick to New York with prices starting from £125 for a single journey. The lower fares will only apply to flights from Edinburgh, where it is launching a service for the first time using the new aircraft.

“Our planes are very, very fuel efficient. We have a totally different set up to other airlines. The Boeing 737MAX has a very modern engine, which means it can go for a longer distance.

“We’ll also be flying to secondary airports in New York (not JFK). That means we don’t pay as much and can charge cheaper fares”, said Mr Kjos.


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