(Not my words) OK, who is up for a trip to London?! Today, Michael B. Hancock, Denver International Airport and Norwegian announced that the airline will begin offering nonstop service from Denver to London/Gatwick beginning Sept. 16, 2017! This is the first time since 2012 that DEN has announced a new foreign-flag carrier. The new service will operate twice a week, on Saturdays and Tuesdays, through Oct. 28. Starting on Nov. 2, the service will increase to three times a week, with an additional flight on Thursdays. The flight is scheduled to arrive at DEN at 12:40 p.m. and depart DEN at 2:40 p.m. It will operate using a Boeing 787-9 with 344 seats, only the second carrier at DEN to operate this aircraft.
(My words): @Ben were we not just talking in our recent cast episode about a new international airline coming to DIA? Well I think it has just been decided! I was speechless when I saw this on Facebook under DIA’s main page. I’m so so so excited I cannot wait to see a new international foreign carrier in Denver. This is almost a birthday present lol. And they will be using the 787-9 only the second carrier to do so at DIA.
Listen to this episode where I discuss with Ben a lot of the future for DEN. We discussed some future Airlines to come but neither of us thought Norwegian.
I already have set up plans to be spotting at DIA when it is supposed to arrive. I’m nervous and excited for this! This is a huge step for KDEN. Apparently international travel from Europe has dipped through DIA. Hopefully this will increase demand and international travelers.
Well, this is great news! This was definitely one of the last airlines I would expect to see at DIA. We were talking about this literally yesterday, and I predicted Emirates next, but, my prediction is, almost thankfully, wrong. I will definitely be there for the first time it lands here in Denver. Good to have a cheap transatlantic route now, making crossing the pond much more affordable. Super excited!
Exactly haha we were talking Emirates as being one of the most likely but Norwegian? This took me by surprise. I’ll also be at DIA hopefully. Maybe we can meet up?
And I’m planning on flying this route for fun when they come since it’s so cheap. Man I’m excited.
@SkyHighGuys Funny thing, I just bought tickets to LA for near $300. Great to know that I can fly to England for just another third of the cost. I would be more than down to take photos with you, when it finally comes here.
@kevin It’s the Dreamliner that makes that possible. Before, this would have to be a 767/77 or A340 route, which wouldn’t be cost efficient.
Thats cool ! I seen that 787 landing at FLL a lot, I think they have a daily route there. One time I saw their 737 there also, wich I think they using for some Caribbean route for what I read. Norwegian also fly to SJU Puerto Rico (my hometown) in their 787 but just for some seasons. I’ve seen it a couple of times, looks awesome !