It’s official: Norse Atlantic Airways has finally set a date for its first flight to the U.S. this summer.
The airline’s inaugural flight from Oslo (OSL) will arrive in New York (JFK) on June 14, 2022. To celebrate, the airline is offering one-way transatlantic fares from just $129 for a limited time only.
The Scandinavian start-up will pick up where Norwegian left off when it stopped all its low-cost, long-haul flights across the Atlantic back in January 2021 because of the pandemic.
Thanks to Norse, travelers on both sides of the Atlantic will once again have the option of super-low fares to cross The Pond nonstop.
“Our modern, comfortable, and more environmentally friend Boeing 787 Dreamliners are ready to take to the skies and our pilots and cabin crew are looking forward to welcoming customers on board from June,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO at Norse Atlantic Airways.
Here’s the info you need to know.
Norse Atlantic Finally Launches
The first thing to note is that Norse has diverted from its original plan to fly into New York’s Stewart Airport (SWF), instead, opting for JFK — the more common choice for foreign arrivals into the New York area.
Initially, flights from the U.S. will be to the Norwegian capital of Oslo (OSL). However, as per Norse’s website, the airline has plans to start services from other European cities “soon” with slots already confirmed at London Gatwick (LGW).
Bottom Line: Norse Atlantic is the Scandinavian airline that is hoping to offer the lowest transatlantic fares in the industry. Thanks to its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airline also plans to be the world’s lowest carbon-emitting airline.
After the inaugural JFK flight, the U.S. will get 3 more services from Olso (OSL) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Los Angeles (LAX), and Orlando (MCO).
The schedule for the launch of Norse’s foray across the Atlantic is as follows:
|Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||June 18, 2022||Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||August 9, 2022||Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays|
|New York (JFK)||June 14, 2022||Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, then daily from July 4, 2022|
|Orlando (MCO)||July 5, 2022||Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays|
Economy and Premium Options Aboard Norse’s 787 “Longships”
Norse calls its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft “longships” in honor of the Norsemen and Noreswomen who sailed the globe in times gone by. Each of the 9 longships that the airline currently has in its fleet is made up of economy and premium seats.
In premium, passengers will enjoy wider seats, more legroom, and “some of the best recline in the skies” instead of full-flat beds.
In each cabin class, the airline offers 3 types of bundled fares. The cheapest Economy Light ticket includes an under-seat bag only:
The most expensive Premium Plus fare includes seat selection, an under-seat bag, 1 carry-on bag (22 pounds/10 kilograms), 2 checked bags (50 pounds/23 kilograms), and 2 meal services, as well as priority boarding and check-in.
Tickets are now on sale on the airline’s website for just $129 one-way!
Low-cost, nonstop flights across the Atlantic are back starting with Norse’s New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) flight on June 14, 2022.
Start-up Norse Atlantic promises to reconnect North America and Europe with the lowest fares in the sky.
We can’t wait to see which European destinations Norse will add to its network next!
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