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Norwegian airlines to start service in September between Sea-Tac and London’s Gatwick Airport

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SEATTLE — The low-cost airline Norwegian will begin service from Sea-Tac to London’s Gatwick International Airport starting in September, the Port of Seattle said Wednesday.

Norwegian is the first international airline to announce service at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this year, the port said in a news release.

“We are excited to offer more West Coast routes for Americans who are looking for inexpensive access to London, with connections to several destinations across Europe,” said Thomas Randahl, Norwegian’s chief commercial officer. “Norwegian now offers 48 transatlantic flights from 13 U.S. cities and we are fully committed to offer Americans the most affordable non-stop fares to Europe.”

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/qNkMzG ) the service will start in September but tickets will be available starting this week.

Norwegian will have four flights per week leaving Seattle on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.

Norwegian’s U.S. spokesman Anders Lindström says a limited number of seats will be available at $199 one way, with the second-lowest fare set at $219 one way, without checked baggage or meals.

The news comes 10 days after Virgin Atlantic began nonstop 787 service between Seattle and London’s Heathrow airport, replacing Delta’s flight on that route.

British Airways also flies nonstop to Heathrow from Seattle.