Norse Atlantic Airways completes inaugural Paris-New York service

Staff with French and US flags stand in front of a Norse Atlantic Airways jet.
Photo Credit: Norse Atlantic Airways

Low-cost long-haul airline Norse Atlantic Airways has now completed the inaugural long-haul flight from Paris to New York.

With its focus on transatlantic operations, the carrier recently announced four new route services from its London Gatwick base.

On Sunday 26 March, Norse Atlantic Airways marked a new era in affordable transatlantic travel between France and the US with the celebration of its inaugural flight from Paris, Charles de Gaulle to New York JFK and from JFK to Paris.

The daily direct service commenced on 26th March 2023, providing customers with a quality service onboard modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Flights from Paris to New York will join Oslo and Berlin services landing at the modern and spacious Terminal 7 at JFK.  

“We are delighted to offer affordable travel and increased choices for our passengers between the vibrant cities of Paris and New York JFK,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways

This new service between Paris and New York will further boost transatlantic travel benefiting local tourism and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.”

“With the addition of our latest route from Paris, our airline now offers a total of five European destinations from New York, JFK this summer, including Rome, Berlin, Oslo and London” he concluded.


Strong start to 2023

The airline has set off on a firm footing this year, having recently turned in the sound February 2023 performance.

Throughout February, Norse Atlantic saw the announcement of the full summer program and schedule, which featured six new routes from their base at London Gatwick (LGW).

With that announcement, the total routes to be served from London and the UK moves to seven. It also cements the airline as the number one carrier to operate between the London airport and the United States.

In what became a record-breaking month for the budget airline, the carrier saw a recorded aggregate load factor for the month at 50%, including the ACMI charters the company has flown.

Additionally, 203 flights were operated with 80% of the flights arriving within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. This marks an improvement of 6% compared to the previous month.

In addition to the four new route services from London Gatwick airport, the carrier also augmented its transatlantic offerings with the new connection from Rome to New York in January this year.

About Norse Atlantic Airways

Norse Atlantic Airways is an airline that offers affordable fares on long-haul flights, primarily between Europe and the United States. The company was founded by CEO and major shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen in March 2021.

Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners that serve destinations including:

New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Washington, San Francisco, Boston, Oslo, London, Berlin, Rome and Paris. The company’s first flight took off from Oslo to New York on June 14, 2022.

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