Start-up carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has finally taken to the air, with its first commercial flight underway.
The airline flew its first commercial departure of flight NO 01 from Oslo to New York JFK.
Today also marked the formal opening of the new non-Schengen terminal at Oslo Airport which, following the first Norse departure, will welcome passengers to a modern and efficient new airport experience.
The full flight from Oslo to New York, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner planned to depart at 19.50 and is due to touch down at 22.00 local time in New York JFK following an eight-hour flight time.
Although it is interesting to note the first departure was a little late departing its Oslo home.
Data – FlightRadar24 – https://www.flightradar24.com/NBT001/2c3efd69
Planned operations out of Oslo currently include:
- Flights from Oslo to New York commenced on June 14th and will ramp up to daily flights from 4th July
- Flights from Oslo to Fort Lauderdale will commence on 18th June operating
- Flights between Oslo and Orlando will commence on 5th July operating three weekly flights
- Flights from Oslo to Los Angeles will commence on 9th August operating three weekly flights
In addition, the airline is planning to operate:
- London Gatwick to New York JFK starting 12th August 2022, operating daily
- Berlin to New York JFK starting 17th August 2022, operating daily
- Berlin to Los Angeles starting 19th August 2022, operating three times a weel
Norse Atlantic Airways will offer two classes of travel aboard – a premium recliner seat with 43″ of seat pitch, in a 2-3-2 formation and an economy product in the typical 3-3-3 Dreamliner configuration.
Fares are offered in Light, Classic and Plus in both classes, depending on the level of service, comfort and flexibility you require.
Ticketing is open at t www.flynorse.com.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways said
“Norse Atlantic Airways has now entered a new chapter, we are delivering on our promise to offer affordable value and a quality travelling experience to all. Our first Norse Atlantic Airways flight to New York from Oslo is the culmination of months of preparation and hard work by dedicated colleagues across all departments. This marks a proud moment for us all at Norse as we now look ahead to ramping up our network for the benefit of customers, businesses and local economies”
“The combination of affordable transatlantic flights offered by Norse Atlantic Airways and the new non-Schengen terminal at Oslo airport means that passengers now have the choice of an efficient, quick and modern link between Norway and the United States,”
Onwards and upwards
As we head into the summer period, it’s going to be critical for Norse Atlantic to ensure it picks up two sorts of customers – those who want to travel and those who are prepared for the premium to travel.
Whilst load factors will be important, the revenue each customer will bring will be key.
The airline delayed its launch due to the situation in the world and the pricing of fuel – and that’s something that isn’t heading downwards in the short term it seems. Thus, it’s going to be important for Norse to drive customers to their airline for this period.
Whilst there is an uptrend in travel at the moment (with companies predicting that by 2023/2024), there will be many factors that could get in the way of that movement
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