With strong air travel demand continuing for the remainder of the year, Norse Atlantic Airways has offered its selection of Winter 2023 ‘sun routes’ for sale.
Catching the winter sun
Norse Atlantic has now launched ticket sales for direct flights from Oslo to Bangkok operating twice a week from 2nd November.
From London Gatwick the airline launched also ticket sales to Barbados, Kingston and Montego Bay, providing customers with lower fares while increasing competition to these traditionally expensive holiday destinations.
Norse Atlantic has also celebrated moving to the regulated markets Euronext Expand Oslo Børs. The uplifting to the Euronext Expand listing will allow the company to welcome new investors.
This marked a key business objective for Norse Atlantic Airways in the pursuit to become a leader in the international low-cost, long-haul market.
“We are very pleased with the positive customer response to our winter sun routes going out on sale,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO Norse Atlantic Airways.
“Oslo to Bangkok is a route that many customers have been asking us to include in our network and it has proved to be an immediate hit with travellers looking for an affordable long haul winter sun destination.”
“Our winter sun route strategy will continue to develop and we look forward to announcing further destinations soon.”
“We are eagerly looking forward to the coming peak summer season as that will be the first time we have all aircraft generating revenue, and we maintain our goal of delivering the lowest cost as well as the highest ancillary revenue per passenger in the industry.”
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.
May – June projection
The second half of May sees the start of Norse accelerating ramp-up of production, with London to Orlando commencing 25th May and London to Miami-Fort Lauderdale starting 26th May, adding one aircraft.
Norse will continue increasing capacity when it adds London to Washington DC on 1st June, New York to Rome on 19th June, London to Los Angeles on 30th June, equivalent to adding a further three additional aircraft, while on 1st July Norse commences London to San Francisco.
Notably, Norse will have all of its aircraft engaged in revenue generating activity for the first time from 1st July.
Demand for transatlantic travel has remained strong and based on current bookings and estimates, load factor and average fares will continue to increase month-by-month through the summer.
Norse Atlantic long haul specialisation
Norse Atlantic Airways specialises in the provision of affordable fares on long-haul flights between Europe and the United States. The Company was founded by CEO and major shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen in March 2021.
Norse currently operates a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
It serves destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Oslo, London, Rome, Berlin and Paris.
The Company’s first flight took off from Oslo to New York last year on 14 June 2022.