Norwegian low-cost startup Norse Atlantic Airways announced its first four routes between Oslo and the US.
Destinations include New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando, and fares start at $129 one-way.
The carrier will operate Boeing 787 “Longships” in a two-class configuration, including economy and premium.

New European low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways just announced its first routes and fares, with plans to connect Norway to four US cities using its Boeing 787 “Longships.”

On Friday, Norse revealed it will connect Oslo to New York’s JFK International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Orlando starting this summer. The new competition will bring more options to travelers and herald a “new era for consumers seeking good value, choice and friendly service when choosing to travel across the Atlantic.”

“Norse now offers the lowest one-way point-to-point transatlantic fares in the market,” CEO Bjorn Tore Larsen said in a press release. “Whether traveling on business, leisure or simply wishing to explore the world, Norse now makes it possible for everyone to explore for less.”

The startup also revealed that more US destinations, as well as routes from London and Paris to the US, would “be announced soon.” In March, the airline confirmed it had received slots at London’s Gatwick airport at “no cost.”

The official announcement strays away from Norse’s initial route choices in the US. In a filing to the Department of Transportation in January, the carrier revealed plans to serve smaller airports in the Los Angeles and New York metro areas.

Specifically, Norse wanted to fly to Stewart International Airport, which is about 60 miles north of Manhattan, and Ontario International Airport, which is about 50 miles from Los Angeles. 

Norse is a Norwegian carrier that intends to fill the niche transatlantic gap left behind when Norwegian Air Shuttle ceased its long-haul routes in 2020 due to bankruptcy. Keeping with its Viking theme, the airline will fly Boeing 787 “Longships”, each of which has been named after national parks around the globe, like Raet in Norway and Yosemite in California.

The carrier has a planned fleet of 15 Dreamliners, according to Norse, and received its first in December. The planes have a two-class configuration — economy and premium. When booking, travelers can choose from three fare options, including Light, Classic, and Plus, which “reflect the way that [passengers] want to travel, and which options are important to them.”

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Source:: Business Insider


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