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Norse Atlantic Adds New York to Athens Route for Summer 2024

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Getting to Greece next summer will be much cheaper thanks to this low-cost carrier’s newest transatlantic route.

“We are thrilled to announce the commencement of ticket sales for our Athens to New York-JFK route,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and founder of Norse Atlantic Airways. “This launch underscores our commitment to meeting the evolving travel needs of our passengers. We believe this route will not only cater to the demand for travel to Greece but will also create opportunities for cultural exchange and business collaborations between these two vibrant destinations.”

Tickets are on sale now — at irresistibly low prices — so let’s dive into details if you’ve been thinking about planning a trip to Greece next summer.

Athens Becomes Norse Atlantic’s Newest European Destination

On May 30, 2024, the airline will commence nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Athens International Airport (ATH). Norse Atlantic intends on operating the flight seasonally until October 26, 2024, with up to a 5x weekly frequency:

  • JFK-ATH — 1:10 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. (+1 day)
  • ATH-JFK — 7:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

At first glance, the flight times may be less than ideal, especially between New York and Athens. Blocked for more than 9.5 hours, this long flight will occupy the entirety of your afternoon and evening before arriving at Athens bright and early the next day.

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Getting to Greece should become much less expensive next summer. Image Credit: milosk50 / Adobe Stock

Still, the entrance of a low-cost carrier on this route will bring much-needed competition. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines serve the route once and twice daily, respectively, from JFK, while Emirates and United Airlines serve the Greek capital nonstop from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Hot Tip:

Don’t want to fly economy to Greece? No problem — read our guide on the best ways you can redeem your points and miles to Greece.

About Norse Atlantic Airways

Athens is the airline’s sixth European destination from New York-JFK, joining Berlin, London, Oslo, Paris, and Rome.

Norse’s fleet consists of nearly a dozen Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that can seat roughly 340 passengers at full capacity.

Introductory fares are on sale directly through Norse Atlantic’s website now for roughly $260 one-way, including taxes and fees. As a budget carrier, ancillary purchases such as carry-on and checked baggage, advance seat selection, and meals will all cost you an additional fee.

Final Thoughts

Norse Atlantic is throwing its hat in the ring on a popular but often pricey route. Hopefully, its entrance will drive down fares overall to one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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