Norwegian to Add Hong Kong to its Long-Haul Network

According to the Norwegian Facebook page, Norwegian Air will be adding Hong Kong to its rapidly expanding network.

Norwegian’s 787-9 taxiing at Gatwick.

A comment on the airline’s Facebook page asked whether they were planning to expand further into Asia to which Norwegian replied:

“That would be great…actually Hong Kong is about to come…”

It remains unclear exactly when the new route will begin as when we contacted Norwegian for confirmation a spokesperson said:

“As an ambitious airline with a large aircraft order, we’ve made no secret of our plans to expand our long-haul network and deliver affordable fares to other parts of the world, including Asia. However, we have no immediate plans to serve Hong Kong”.

Norwegian already operates to two Asian hubs in Singapore and Bangkok with Singapore only recently taking flight.

If the new route is operated out of London Gatwick then it will, undoubtedly, be using a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The aircraft is standard for Norwegian’s long-haul network out of London and is fitted in a two class configuration.

The Premium Cabin – with 35 Haeco 3050 seats

Launching this route would put Norwegian in direct competition with Cathay Pacific which operates the Airbus A350 on the Gatwick-Hong Kong route.

You can read our review of Norwegian’s premium cabin here, a review of their new B737MAX here and their prospects of becoming a ‘Transatlantic game-changer’ here.

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