Getting some (Norwegian) Air: First direct flight from Denver to London takes off

Norwegian Air arrived in Denver Saturday.

It left, too.

The carrier made its first flights between Denver and London, marking the debut of a new direct flight between the two cities.

The new route will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to a news release from the Denver International Airport. On Nov. 2, Norwegian will begin a Thursday flight between Denver and London. The flights are scheduled to arrive in Denver at 12:40 p.m. and depart at 2:40 p.m. each day.

The airline also is adding a non-stop flight between Denver and Paris in April.

Norwegian will fly passengers on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 344 seats.

Getting ready to board for the very first Denver @Fly_Norwegian flight direct to London! #milestones #londonbound pic.twitter.com/Ebp4Car3vU

— Little Things Travel (@marissa_sutera) September 16, 2017

London is Denver’s largest long-haul market and its second-most popular international destination behind Cancun, Mexico. Nearly 400 people travel daily between the two cities, the news release said.

Getting ready for the celebrations for the inaugural flight from Denver to London Gatwick with @Fly_Norwegian @VisitBritainBiz #london pic.twitter.com/q5RemxAZ3Z

— paulgauger (@paulgauger) September 16, 2017

The United Kingdom also is Colorado’s largest foreign investor, and the relationship generated more than $400 million in trade in 2016, the news release said.

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