It seems Norse Atlantic is playing with its routes, as it chooses to switch its London Gatwick route map around, swapping Fort Lauderdale for Miami International.
Flights will operate four times a week and throughout the winter season from £450 return including all taxes from 18th September.
The changes have been loaded in the timetable and booking engine – note that when entering Fort Lauderdale in the booking engine, you end up with “South Florida”.
From 18th September Norse Atlantic will consolidate services in South Florida and only operate flights to Miami. Passengers travelling on our Fort Lauderdale route after 17 September will be rebooked onto the new Miami service or offered a full refund.
The airline only recently launched its services from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways said
“We are pleased to be able to now offer the popular destination of Miami as part of our winter route network. Miami has high levels of passenger demand with both direct and connecting traffic volumes greater than other airports in the region. We look forward to being able to offer our cargo customers increased choice and flexibility as we begin operations from our new South Florida base in September,”
Ralph Cutié, MIA Director and CEO said
“We are thrilled that Norse Atlantic has chosen Miami International Airport (MIA) for all of its South Florida flights and we look forward to welcoming their London Gatwick service to Miami-Dade County,”
A 30-mile move
For passengers, there isn’t much to do other than account for where they land, where their rental parking is, and hotels.
For the airline, it seems they want to build on cargo and connectivity – considering that Norse has to rely on connections outside the normal means, with their primary partner being Spirit.
Interestingly, Sprit has a bigger reach from Fort Lauderdale, than at Miami International.
In terms of competition, it could be a fun ride – with American Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic all having operations there.
It’ll be interesting how long they stay.
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