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Scandinavian low-cost start-up Norse Atlantic is already shifting its transatlantic route network from South Florida.
On September 18, 2023, the Norway-based carrier will kickstart service from Miami (MIA) to London (LGW). Simultaneously, Norse will end its existing Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to London (LGW) route on this date, rebooking existing passengers on the new route or offering a full refund.
“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,” stated Ralph Cutié, Director and CEO of Miami International Airport.
Let’s take a look at the details.
Norse Atlantic Bets on Miami
Just last week, the ultra-low-cost carrier inaugurated its first services from Florida to London (LGW), including Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO).
However, Norse Atlantic is already rethinking its strategy. On September 18, 2023, Norse Atlantic will shifts its London-Gatwick service from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) over to Miami (MIA). This new service will remain as the second nonstop route the airline operates between Florida and the South London airport, as Norse plans to maintain service from Orlando (MCO) — for now.
The new Miami service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with the following schedule:
- Depart Miami (MIA) 8:55 p.m. — Arrive London-Gatwick (LGW) 10:40 a.m. (+1)
- Depart London-Gatwick (LGW) 2 p.m. — Arrive Miami (MIA) 6:35 p.m.
Unfamiliar with the low-cost carrier? Norse operates a fleet entirely made up of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 282 standard economy seats and 49 premium economy seats in a slightly more comfortable 2-3-2 configuration.Hot Tip:
One-way economy fares between Miami and London-Gatwick start at $191. Meanwhile, round-trip fares will clock in starting at around $502, due to the higher taxes and fees on departures out of the U.K.
It’s unfortunate to see Norse’s service from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to end so quickly. However, this is quite common when it comes to ultra-low-cost startups like Norse. Ultimately, new routes like this are in a constant trial-and-error period.
Days into its newest route from Fort Lauderdale, Norse is already rearranging its South Florida strategy. As such, the carrier’s newest route between Miami (MIA) and London-Gatwick (LGW) will takeover in September.
Watch this space to see what’s next for the low-cost start-up. We’ll keep you posted on whether the carrier’s newest Miami route makes it through the winter!
Featured Image Credit: Norse Atlantic
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