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New nonstop flight from Austin to London takes off with cheap fares

New nonstop flight from Austin to London takes off with cheap fares

Norwegian airline plane Boeing 737 MAX8
Austinites have a new nonstop option to London. Photo courtesy of Boeing

Your next trip across the pond could be much cheaper. On Wednesday, July 5, low-cost carrier Norwegian announced a new nonstop flight from Austin to London that won't break the bank.

Service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Gatwick Airport begins March 27, 2018, and prices for a one-way ticket start at only $308. Flights will be offered three times a week on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which comes equipped with economy and premium seating, as well as in-flight entertainment for all.

The airline aims to "break the current European monopoly on flights to Austin." Norwegian will compete with ABIA's only other nonstop service to London: British Airways' daily service to Heathrow Airport, which is significantly pricier.

"Austin has also become a major hub for leisure and business travel, so we are delighted to offer passengers more choice and lower fares," says Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos in a release

Austin is one of Norwegian's 13 nonstop destinations from Gatwick. The airline is celebrating its third anniversary of offering "low-cost long-haul" service from London.