Norwegian does it again – £180 one-way from London to Singapore

Norwegian Airlines has done it again and launched another super-cheap route – and this time it’s offering £180 direct flights between London and Singapore.

The budget airline is fast becoming known for launching low price long haul flights, with the most recent being £69 flights to New York.

But unlike the promotional New York offer, £180 is the standard basic fare for a one-way direct flight between London Gatwick and Singapore, excluding baggage and food, meaning it should be relatively easy to get your hands on if booking ahead. There were lots available for both the outbound and return journey this morning when we checked on Norwegian.

And for this flight it’ll be using the 787 Dreamliner, which is described as “state of the art” and used by many other airlines for this type of route.

Now, until the route launches in September we have no way of knowing how good it’ll be, though in August I’ll be testing out the £69 flight to New York, and will be flying back on one of the 787s – so my blog on that should give you a good idea (dream job or what?).

So just how good is this deal?

The basic cost of the one-way flight is £179.90, which includes all taxes and booking fees.

You’ll be flying on the 787 Dreamliner, meaning there’s in-flight entertainment, but it’s worth noting these extra charges:

  • £25 per hold bag each way
  • £25 per meal
  • £25 per seat reservation each way

So if you’re willing to fly with hand luggage only, and aren’t bothered where you sit, you should be able to get a return to Singapore for £359.80. You can also take a mile-high picnic to beat the £25 “meal deal”.

When we checked this morning, flights with other airlines for the same dates cost £456 but had a stopover. (Head to our Cheap Flights guide for tips on comparing how good this deal is for your dates.)

Furthermore, unlike the New York flight where the airport is about an hour and 30 minutes outside of the city, this Norwegian flight takes you to the main Singapore Changi Airport.

And as Singapore can be a great place to stop-over on the way to places such as Malaysia or Australia, it could be worth looking at this as an option for splitting your ticket to see if you can grab a bargain.