Norwegian to take on legacy carriers at Heathrow

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is set to compete with major legacy airlines at Heathrow after it revealed it has been granted six weekly slots at the London hub.The news was confirmed by slot coordinator Airport Coordination Limited in its report for the summer 2020 season.Norwegian originally applied for 14 slots but has given six between 29 March and 24 October during the peak summer flying season.The airline has so far focused its London operations at Gatwick airport and the summer 2020 slots will be its first entry to Heathrow, where it will compete with major carriers such as British Airways, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Delta.While Norwegian has yet to announce its plans for the slots, a spokesperson for the airline told Business Traveller: “Norwegian can confirm that the airline has been granted six slots, three take-off and three landing, at London Heathrow. We have a strong track record of disrupting incumbent carriers and alliances by offering low fares and…

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