The route, which starts operation today (12 May), is the carrier’s seventh US destination from Gatwick, following the recent launch of its direct flights to Boston.
According to the company’s research, Oakland has emerged as a top destination for both business and leisure travellers. The new flights provide UK visitors with a new gateway to the Bay Area and the West Coast, with direct public transportation routes to other Bay Area destinations including San Francisco.
Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer at Norwegian, said: "Over half a million UK passengers have flown transatlantic with Norwegian and now we’re putting on even more great value flights to the US. With direct low-cost services to Oakland and LA on the west coast and New York and Boston on the east, passengers can also consider fly-drive options with our affordable one-way fares."
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