It seems Norse Atalintc Airways is following through with its network expansion, with the airline planning to launch services from London Gatwick to the United States of America.
The first route that will launch will be between London Gatwick and New York JFK The daily direct service will commence on 12th August 2022.
Planned operations for this route are as follows:
DEPART LGW 13:00 ARRIVE JFK 15:55 DEPART JFK 17:55 ARRIVE LGW 06:20+1 Commences 12th August 2022 Operates Daily Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Lead-in fares start at £255 return, including all applicable taxes. Other US destinations will be announced in due course by the airline.
Norse Atlantic will offer its usual offering – a Premium cabin and an Economy Cabin, with various fare options, that allow for customisation of seating requests, luggage and so on
To support these services, Norse Atlantic will also operate flights between London Gatwick and Oslo. The daily morning flights between London and Oslo will also be operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliners offering both our Premium and Economy cabins.
Lead-in fares for Gatwick and Oslo will start at £41 one way including taxes. This will provide connectivity for Norse Atlantic services from Oslo to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Los Angeles, as well as a way for people to enjoy visiting Norway.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways said
“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers looking to book great value flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Customers now have an affordable option allowing them to book a last-minute trip or a holiday of a lifetime with an airline that offers choice and flexibility,”
“The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to point flights between Europe and the United States, will benefit both local tourism and businesses. Not only are we directly investing in the countries that we operate by employing local staff but also supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industry,
Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport said:
“We are delighted to welcome Norse Atlantic Airways to Gatwick. It’s always great to see a new tail on the airfield but the arrival of a new airline following the turbulent past two years for the industry, and one that will be offering fantastic long-haul routes across the Atlantic, is particularly exciting news. Passengers across London and the South East will now be able to benefit from another transatlantic service from Gatwick, with Norse offering excellent value for money for those flying out for a dream holiday, or important business trip, to New York, one of the world’s most famous and dynamic cities.”
One Step at a time
It is a cautious start for Norse Atlantic Airways who are going for a route which could tempt customers into the air in the late summer – rather than launching a whole raft of routes, it’s stepping gently into the market.
Norse Atlantic Airways network launch is gradual – a clear difference from its spiritual predecessor. That has the advantage of being measured and planned, with the ability to adjust as needed.
That could be key to the airline’s survival as it navigates its first year of operation.