Norse Atlantic Airways announces low-cost transatlantic flights to London
Low-cost service is returning to one of the world's premier international air routes.
Norse Atlantic Airways, the upstart Norwegian low-cost, long-haul operator, on Friday announced it will soon begin service between New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London's Gatwick Airport (LGW).
The service starts on Aug. 12 and will operate daily. The flight departs London at 1 p.m. and arrives in New York at 3:55 p.m., all times local. The return flight from New York departs at 5:55 p.m. and lands at 6:20 a.m. the next day.
Introductory fares start at $322 (255 pounds) round trip.
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Norse operates the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in a two-class configuration: premium class, with a 2-3-2 recliner layout, and economy class, with a 3-3-3 setup. Like its ultra-low-cost peers, Norse charges extra for everything from seat selection to carry-on bags to meals on its cheapest fares.
The airline will also operate a limited-time service from August through the end of October between LGW and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL), the airline's home base. That flight starts at $52 (41 pounds) one-way.
“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers looking to book great value flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK," Norse Atlantic CEO Bjorn Tore Larsen said in a statement. "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."
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Norse launches flights between JFK and OSL on June 14. The airline will also serve Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from OSL.
Norse shares some lineage with Norwegian Air's long-haul operation, which was shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its shareholders include members of Norwegian’s management team, including its founder, Bjorn Kjos. Both airlines also used 787s.