Norse Atlantic inaugurates Washington services

A Norse Atlantic crew stand in front of their aircraft in Washington.
Photo Credit: Norse Atlantic

June 1 saw Washington D.C. welcome Norse Atlantic Airways on its inaugural flight from London Gatwick (LGW). Washington now becomes the fourth served destination Norse Atlantic has from the London base.

The inaugural service to Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) comes just days after the company celebrated their inaugural services to Florida from London, with Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO) on the charts.

The inaugural

Washingon’s Dulles Int’l Airport (IAD) welcomed Norse Atlantic on June 1, thus marking the fourth U.S. service of the company from London and Gatwick Airport (LGW).

The company announced the route earlier this year, and will operate to seven destinations in the U.S. over the summer season.

Norse Atlantic will operate the route between Gatwick and Dulles on a six-times per week frequency, with the departures running at 15:00 local, and arriving 18:20 local time. For the return, the departures will take off at 20:25 local time, returning back at Gatwick at 08:45 the following day.

On the inaugural flight, Norse Atlantic CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen said the following: “We are pleased to now be able to provide travellers with greater choice and affordable fares on the first service linking London Gatwick and Washington Dulles.”


“These two capital cities are perfect destinations for both leisure and business travellers, we look forward to a busy summer ahead as we become Gatwick’s largest carrier to the US.”

Florida inaugurals

Norse Atlantic Airways has been enjoying a continuing expansion out of its London base at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), and on 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 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.

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.

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