Low cost carrier Norwegian UK has started the worlds longest route operated by a low cost airline, 5877NM long and lasting 12 hours and 45 minutes. They kicked things off with a Singaporean themed celebration before the flight, operated by C-CJGI (789 with Carl von Linne on the tail).
(cannot confirm 100% Singaporean celebration, didn’t fling veggies in the air and rival the Singapore Airshow for noise levels)
Official Changi Airport video found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqoGMLtCgz0
I searched up the website, SIN-LGW-SIN for about SGD$650 all in so quite reasonable I guess for a LCC.
Personally I wouldn’t mind trying the route out, but from my experiences with long haul(-ish) LCCs like Scoot I can’t really spend 13h with nothing to do, even in a 787. Also, why Gatwick and not Heathrow?
Anyone braver than me to take up the flights?
EDIT: see this closed topic for slightly more in-depth background by @SingaporeAirlines here Low-cost airline Norwegian to start direct Singapore-London flights