Norse Atlantic launches flights from 114 USD between Europe and the United States

After several months of speculation, Norse Atlantic Airways has launched its Europe-US flights at very low fares.

The Norwegian low-cost airline will inaugurate operations on June 14, connecting Oslo-Gardemoen (OSL), Norway, to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York (JFK), initially with three flights a week and to from July 4th it will change to a daily frequency. Fort Lauderdale (FLL) will follow on June 18 with three weekly flights.

On July 5, it will land in Orlando (MCO) and on August 9 in Los Angeles (LAX), two destinations with three weekly flights.

Orlando, Los Angeles and JFK were the airline’s surprise. Photo: Northern Atlantic

Timetables and low-cost fares

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All flights will be operated on its Boeing 787-9s, retaining the premium 56-seat configuration and economy 309-seat configuration of its predecessor Norwegian Long Haul.

The light fare is remarkably low for a transatlantic flight but only includes a 5kg backpack. Surcharges range from 10kg carry-on baggage at $25, hold baggage at $60-$75, advance seat selection at $35-$120, and in-flight meals at $20-$35.

Higher economy and premium fares will add free extras depending on the category chosen.

The aircraft will have in-flight entertainment screens and power outlets (USB and AC) in both classes, although there is no mention of WiFi service.

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About the Northern Atlantic

Norse Atlantic will have an exclusive fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners securing eight of the -9 variants with BOC Aviation Limited; while with AerCap it signed for six 787-9s and three 787-8s.

The first nine of the eleven aircraft that will be delivered in 2022 already have Norwegian license plates.

However, the Norwegian company will deliver two Boeing 787-8s and two 787-9s to Air Europa on wet lease, to generate revenue from aircraft it does not expect to use fully in its first phase of manufacturing. operation.

The company will start cautiously and add capacity based on demand. In March, they secured slots in London/Gatwick (LGW) and plan to add other European destinations, such as Paris, as market conditions permit.

In recent months, Norse Atlantic has begun the process of recruiting pilots, cabin crew and maintenance personnel, among others, anticipating a workforce of more than 1,600 employees and has chosen Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as its headquarters. American society.

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Mary I. Bruner