Norse Atlantic Airways this week opened their Berlin hub. In the process, they added a new route to their network.
The inaugural flights from Berlin to New York JFK and Los Angeles started this week, with the airline announcing plans to launch a route from Berlin to Fort Lauderdale in Flordia.
This new route will commence on 7th December with tickets available to purchase now from €228 one way. Meanwhile, Fares on the daily direct flights from Berlin to New York JFK start from €209 one way. Fares on the three times a-week service from Berlin to Los Angeles start from €255 one way.
Norse Atlantic offers two cabins aboard its Boeing 787 fleet – Economy and Premium. Passengers can choose from a simple range of fares, Light, Classic and Plus, that reflect the way that they want to travel and what they wish to pre-pay for.
Enlisting Short-Haul Feeder traffic.
Whilst Norse Atlantic is very much an Origin and Departure operator, they do feel the need to access connecting passengers, who need to connect.
The airline launched a virtual interline agreement (powered by Dohop) to allow passengers to connect with the airline partners including easyJet, Norwegian and Spirit Airlines. This can provide over 600 weekly connections to Norse’s transatlantic services at our key international hubs Oslo, London, Berlin, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Los Angeles according to the airline.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways said:
“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers from across Germany on board our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners to New York and Los Angeles. With the addition of our Fort Lauderdale route commencing in December we will be the largest long haul carrier operating out of Berlin. Our affordable fares will boost transatlantic travel between Europe and the US benefitting local economies on both sides of the Atlantic,”
Thomas Hoff Andersson, Chief Operating Officer BER Airport added:
“Varm velkomst to NORSE. We could not be happier to welcome Norse Atlantic Airways at BER Airport. It makes us very proud the airline picked our airport and will be the largest long haul carrier in the capital region of Germany right from the start. This not only demonstrates the ambitions of Norse Atlantic Airways it also shows that Berlin Brandenburg Airport is a highly attractive destination for transatlantic connections. The flights from BER to New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale will contribute to a strong transatlantic partnership and cultural exchange between Germany and the US while providing a boost to the economic prosperity of both countries,”
Long haul growth in Berlin at last
It seems that Translatic traffic is finally a thing at Berlin Brandenburg at long last – after being deprived of its long haul routes by home carrier Lufthansa Group (who would prefer you connect in Munich or Frankfurt).
In terms of completion, Norse has to fight off United Airlines which operates services to Newark (and Washington DC in the future) and Delta who next year will launch their New York-JFK service.
Providing the market stays buoyant, the fuel prices are approachable and people want to travel to and from Berlin, Norse Atlantic should be able to capitalise on no one else wanting to operate from there.
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