Just in time for the Greek summer, Norwegian will commence flights direct from London to Rhodes as of 17 June, with fares from as low as £30 (approx. AU$50).

Rhodes will become the fifth Greek island on the Scandinavian budget airline’s list of direct flights from London Gatwick, which currently includes Corfu, Crete, Kefalonia and Santorini.

“We are offering UK passengers even more choice and lower fares than ever before to popular European destinations from London Gatwick,” Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer for Norwegian, told Express.

“Rhodes is a fantastic addition to our growing UK route network, and with affordable fares from £29.90 one way, we expect Brits to flock to the Greek island this summer.”

The weekly service, that will continue until 16 September, 2017, is part of the airline’s expansion which will see another 17 extra flights added from Gatwick to Scandinavia and the Mediterranean for the summer.

The frequency of services to Kefalonia is set to increase from 26 March until 28 October, along with a new service operating to Chania.

There will be additional flights to other destinations including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Oslo, Aalborg and Stavanger.

Norwegian has also announced plans to make transatlantic travel more affordable in 2017, aiming to offer fares from the UK to New York for just £56 (approx. AD$91) one way, made possible by using more fuel-efficient aircraft.