ROUTES | Norse Atlantic Airways Celebrates Inaugural Service Between London Gatwick and New York JFK


Norse Atlantic Airways has today launched their inaugural flight between London Gatwick and New York-JFK.  Additionally, the carrier has launched service between London Gatwick and Oslo, allowing seamless one-stop service between Oslo and New York via London.

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On Friday (August 12, 2022), Norse Atlantic Airways announced the launch of inaugural service between London Gatwick (LGW) and New York (JFK), as well as service between Oslo and London Gatwick, facilitating seamless one-stop connections from Oslo to New York via London.  The new daily late morning flights between Oslo and London Gatwick are operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners featuring Premium and Economy Class cabins, with return fares from only £74 including taxes.  The London-Oslo service will also allow UK travelers to conveniently connect via Oslo to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Los Angeles.  For the remainder of the summer 2022 schedule, return fares between London Gatwick and New York-JFK start from £357 including taxes.

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In Friday’s announcment, Norse Atlantic Airways’ CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,

“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers at London Gatwick on board our Boeing 787 Dreamliners to New York and Oslo.  Thanks to Norse Atlantic Airways customers have an affordable option allowing them to book a last-minute trip or a holiday of a lifetime with an airline that offers choice, excellent value and a quality service.  The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to point flights between the UK and the United States, will benefit both local tourism and businesses.  Not only are we directly investing in both countries by employing local staff but also supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industry.”

Also commenting on the new service, London Gatwick Airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, said,

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“We are delighted to welcome Norse Atlantic’s much-anticipated new service to Gatwick Airport.  North America is a key market for us, with New York continually among our most popular destinations.  We currently operate 40 long-haul routes across the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia, so it’s great news for our passengers – as well as businesses across the region – that we are able to add another fantastic long-haul carrier to our operation, increasing choice and competition. We look forward to seeing Norse expand its transatlantic offer even further over coming months, alongside its connections to Oslo.”

Norse Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are configured with Economy and Premium cabins, and customers can choose between Light, Classic and Plus fares.  Light fares represent the best value, while Plus fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services and an enhanced airport and onboard experience and added ticket flexibility.  Each seat is equipped with a state-of-the art inflight entertainment (IFE) experience, and Premium cabin seats feature a generous 43-inch seat pitch and a comfortable 12-inch recline.

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Founded in March 2021 by major shareholder and CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen, Norse Atlantic Airways offers affordable transatlantic and European flights. The company’s head office is located in Arendal, Norway, and Norse has a second office in London.  Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The carrier serves or will serve destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Paris, London and Berlin. The first flights between Oslo and the U.S. departed on June 14, 2022.


Source: Norse Atlantic Airways / Cision through Breitflyte

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