Low-cost long haul carrier, Norse Atlantic, has announced four new US routes to be served from its London Gatwick base.
The addition of these new routes leave the airline’s Gatwick network with 7 route services throughout 2023, with both the US east, and west coast on the map.
New routes for the UK market
Norse Atlantic is yet again making its entrance into new cities within the United States, opening four new routes from London Gatwick Airport, which serves as one of the airlines’ hubs.
Starting this summer and fall season, Norse Atlantic opens gateways to the cities of Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
The carrier currently operates from Gatwick to New York’s JFK, but also recently announced a new route to Florida, with Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, due to start the coming summer season.
Bjørn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, stated the following on the expansion: “This marks an important day for the UK aviation industry and for consumers as we celebrate serving more destinations to the US from London Gatwick this summer than any other airline.”
“The addition of direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Boston to our already popular New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale/Miami services will provide greater choice and value for consumers.”
“The Norse team are disruptors. We look forward to making our unbeatable product available to even more customers this summer, as we build the industry’s first successful low cost long haul airline.”
“We have made a significant investment in our UK airline, based at Gatwick Airport, and now employ over 370 colleagues at our London base.”
“I am very pleased that we are fulfilling our pledge to create competition in the transatlantic market that will benefit consumers, stimulate business travel and lead to job creation on both sides of the Atlantic,” he concluded
The launch dates & pricing
With a busy summer season ahead for the global travel industry, Norse Atlantic is set to start three of the routes during the main summer season, with one route launching in early September, and the dates, as well as prices, are as follows:
- London (LGW) – Washington D.C. (IAD)
- Launch date: June 1st, 2023 – Six flights weekly from £430 return
- London (LGW) – Los Angeles (LAX)
- Launch date: June 30th, 2023 – Daily service from £430 return
- London (LGW) – San Francisco (SFO)
- Launch date: July 1st, 2023 – Thrice weekly from £410 return
- London (LGW) – Boston (BOS)
- Launch date: September 2nd, 2023 – Five times weekly from £370 return
Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, commented on the expansion as well, saying: “We are delighted to welcome four new Norse Atlantic routes this summer, giving passengers a fantastic choice of seven US destinations at excellent value, whether for holidays, business or visiting family and friends.”
To which he added: “The new services mean Gatwick and Norse will provide an increasingly competitive offering, which is great news for passengers across London and the South East, as well as businesses in the region,”