The application covers flights between Norway and the European Union and the United States of America. The airline will start services in Spring 2022, with the airline concentrating out of Oslo initially.
The airline made overtures early in its build-up, with it reaching out to US flight attendants and unions, with Norse Atlantic reaching a pre-hire agreement with the U.S. Association of Flight Attendants.
Since then, the airline has been building support with cities and other organisations to further its cause to launch flights
Norse CEO and Founder Bjørn Tore Larsen said
“We are thrilled by the Department of Transportation’s approval of our affordable transatlantic flights. This significant milestone brings Norse one step closer to launching affordable and more environmentally friendly service to customers traveling between Europe and the United States. We appreciate the USDOT’s constructive and prompt approach, and we look forward to working with them in the months ahead,”
In regards to the hiring plans, he added
“Our people will be our competitive advantage. We are building a high-performance culture and creating an environment where we value diversity, ensuring that all colleagues feel a sense of belonging. We look forward to start recruiting our new colleagues in the U.S.,”
In terms of network, he adds
“We are grateful for the support from community and labor leaders who are enthusiastic about the service we will deliver. We believe that transatlantic travel will resume with full force once the pandemic is behind us. People will want to explore new destinations, visit friends and family and travel for business. Norse will be there to offer attractive and affordable flights on our more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners to both the leisure and cost-conscious business traveler,”
Edging towards launch
It’s another step for the airline, as it heads towards its launch. It recently took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with the airline gaining a Norweigan Air Operating Certificate.
The airline will eventually take delivery of 15 aircraft in its long haul fleet when it starts operations.
Norse plans to start commercial operation in spring 2022 with the first flights connecting Oslo to select cities in the U.S.
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