Last week saw Norse Atlantic Airways inaugurate their first Florida services from the UK and their London Gatwick (LGW) base.
Norse Atlantic revealed an extensive route network from the LGW base earlier this year, and the newly commenced services to Florida will compliment the company’s New York services. The destinations that were seen launched this week, were Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) on May 25 and May 26 respectively.
Norse Atlantic Airways is continuing their expansion out of its London base at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), and has over the course of May 25 and May 26, inaugurated two new services to the state of Florida and the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
The company will proceed with four flights weekly on the Orlando service through May and June, but will increase to daily flights in July. Flights to Fort Lauderdale will be run on a thrice-weekly schedule through the months of May and June as well, and will also be increased to four times weekly from July.
All flights are operated under Norse Atlantic’s British Air Operator Certificate (AOC), carrying the designators Z0/UBT.
On the new routes, CEO of Norse Atlantic, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said: “We are delighted to introduce these two new routes from London Gatwick to the sought-after destination of Florida, and provide travellers with greater choice and affordable fares for a holiday of a lifetime this summer, and to those wishing to plan for some winter sun ahead.”
“From endless beaches to some of the world’s most famous attractions Florida offers something for everybody. We look forward to a busy summer ahead as we bring value fares and a fantastic service to passengers looking to travel across the Atlantic,” he concluded.
President and CEO of Visit Orlando, Casandra Matej, also commented on Norse Atlantic’s UK – US gateway, saying:
“Norse is launching new direct flight service to Orlando at the perfect time, ahead of summer travel. Low-cost air carriers like Norse are particularly appealing for families and visitors on a budget, who are looking to save money on travel while enjoying the sunshine in the theme park capital of the world.”
During April, Norse Atlantic Airways recorded an aggregate load factor for the month of 67 per cent. The airline operated a total 218 flights, and 79 per cent of operated flights arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
This represented an increase in on-time performance of six percentage points compared to the previous month. The carrier operated 99 per cent of scheduled flights for the month, and carried 48,847 passengers in April.
About Norse Atlantic
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, making the airline just shy of one year old, operation wise, at the time of writing.