Norwegian looks to “redefine” low cost experience with lounge upgrade

Low-cost airline Norwegian will give Premium passengers travelling to Gatwick from Oakland International Airport (OAK) free access to the airport’s brand new lounge from this month.

Passengers flying in Norwegian’s Premium cabin from the Bay Area will get complimentary access to the new Escape Lounge operated by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) USA, subsidiary of the largest UK-owned airport group.

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The new Escape Lounge at OAK will be the first to open on the West Coast.Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “We’re upgrading our Premium passengers’ journey with complimentary access to the newest airport lounge in the Bay Area.”

He said that the low cost carrier wanted to redefine low-cost travel with an “enhanced experience without the price tag.” Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland at Oakland International Airport said: “Our travellers have responded strongly to Norwegian’s flight offerings, and we are thrilled with its plan to provide customers with this wonderful new amenity as an added value. As the home to one of the first Escape Lounges by MAG in the US, OAK customers flying in Norwegian’s Premium cabin will have their travel experience elevated before boarding commences.”

Norwegian serves Oakland-San Francisco three times weekly direct from Gatwick.

 

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