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Crete is being added to the low-cost network operated by Norwegian from Gatwick this summer.

The carrier’s fifth new European route from the UK this summer will see three flights a week run to Chania with fares starting at £29.90 one-way.

Norwegian will operate a 186-seat Boeing 737-800 on the route from April 28.

Europe’s third-largest budget airline is also increasing the number of flights from Gatwick to Corfu, Pula and Berlin this summer.

Corfu and Pula in Croatia will be served twice a week and the German capital will have 13 departures a week.

Chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl, said: “We’re serious about offering more choice, flexibility and low-fares for our passengers.

“Crete is a fantastic addition to our growing UK route network which now serves more than 40 destinations non-stop.

“Travel patterns have changed and so Crete offers an attractive alternative for sun-seekers.

“With affordable fares from £29.90, we expect Brits to flock to the Greek island this summer with the added bonus of having free Wi-Fi on board our flights.”

The airline has added Manchester flights to Alicante, Malaga and Barcelona alongside a new route from Edinburgh to Barcelona starting in June.

A new service from Gatwick to Oakland-San Francisco will take off from May 12.