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Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Seats on sale for Norwegian's new Gatwick-Rio service

Norwegian has launched the UK's first low-fare flights to Brazil with a new direct route from London to Rio de Janeiro.

The new service to Rio's Galeão International Airport from Gatwick launches on March 31 2019 and seats are on sale now from £240 one-way.

Four weekly flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with up to 344 seats in an economy and Premium cabin configuration.

One-way Premium fares start at £549.90.

Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: "Our new Rio de Janeiro route breaks the monopoly on direct flights between the UK and Brazil as we're committed to lowering fares and making travel more affordable for all holidaymakers and business travellers."

Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said: "The UK's connectivity into South America is extremely important for the future and a new direct, affordable route to Brazil will provide exciting opportunities for both business and leisure travellers."

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 December 3 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.

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