Norse Atlantic plans to serve more US destinations

Start-up budget long-haul carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has revealed more of the US destinations it plans to serve from Gatwick.

The airline, founded in March 2021, is scheduled to begin operating a daily service to New York from August 12, but has confirmed it is looking to expand its reach to additional US airports.

Norse Atlantic submitted an application to the Department of Transportation for a UK-based Air Operator Certificate, in which it stated the airline plans to serve Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and “soon after” service Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC.

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The airline predicts 592,556 customers will travel to the US from its Gatwick base annually.

The application states: “Norse Atlantic UK is planning to offer a comfortable flight experience, affordable fares, and a more environmentally friendly service to transatlantic passengers, with initial services between Gatwick and New York, Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO), and soon after between Gatwick and Los Angeles (ONT), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago (RFD) and Washington DC (BWI) in the US.”

“Norse Atlantic UK plans to further expand its service over time to other points in the US to meet passenger demand.”

It continued: “Norse Atlantic UK anticipates beginning US operations in late 2022 with eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration (economy and premium) and a seating capacity of 338 passengers.”

It added the airline has applied for an Air Operator Certificate from the CAA, which it expects to receive “in the next few weeks”.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “We can confirm that we have submitted an application to the US Department of Transportation as part of the process of setting up our UK based Air Operator Certificate.

“Further details will be announced in due course following the completion of this process.”

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