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Norwegian launches flights to Rio de Janeiro from London Gatwick

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Norwegian announced yesterday that it is launching flights to Brazil.  

From 31st March, Norwegian will fly four times per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) from London Gatwick.  The flights will use a Boeing 787-9 with both Economy and Premium.

Norwegian launches Rio de Janeiro

Lead-in pricing is £240 one-way in Economy and £550 one-way in Premium.

Anika’s review of Norwegian Premium is here – it is a substantial step-up from British Airways or Virgin Atlantic and the only PE seat which I would genuinely say is halfway between traditional Economy and Business.  Norwegian even gives you lounge access.  The seat is pictured below:

Norwegian launches Rio de Janeiro

Your best option to maximise your miles when paying is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold.  This offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.  Our review of Amex Gold is here.

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