Norwegian has confirmed plans to drop its seasonal service between Gatwick and Las Vegas this winter.

The route was launched in 2016 and was originally intended to be year round, but was switched to winter only following reports that the heat of the Las Vegas summer was creating performance issues for its B787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The carrier has now confirmed that the service will not return for the winter 2019 season. In a statement provided to Business Traveller a spokesperson said:

“As Norwegian moves from growth to profitability, we have decided to discontinue our seasonal London-Las Vegas service following a comprehensive review of the route”.

Earlier this year Virgin Atlantic switched its London-Las Vegas flights from Gatwick to Heathrow airport,

British Airways currently operates flights from both Gatwick and Heathrow to the US city.