Norwegian has dropped its route from London Gatwick to Las Vegas. It was due to return in October for the Winter season. There is no mention of what arrangements, if any, will be made for affected passengers although flights from Gatwick to LA and San Francisco continue.
This is apparently part of Norwegian’s move “from growth to profitability”, which effectively means closing all routes which don’t make money and using the aircraft elsewhere.
Norwegian had already been forced to scrap plans to run the Las Vegas route all year round. As USA Today explains, Norwegian carries so many passengers on its Boeing 787 aircraft compared to other airlines that they could occasionally not take off. Apparently a Norwegian Boeing 787 cannot depart if the ground temperature is above 40 degrees as the air is too thin to achieve the required lift given the number of passengers on board ……
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