LONDON – In a recent announcement on social media platforms, start up low-cost Long Haul airline Norse Atlantic has unveiled a new route connecting Italy’s capital of Rome with New York’s JFK airport.
The route announced becomes the latest addition to their chart, and follows a similar path to what Norwegian Long Haul took before its bankruptcy.
New year, new destination
The Italian city of Rome becomes the latest destination of the 2022 lauched startup and Long Haul LCC Norse Atlantic, offering roundtrip flights to New York JFK Int’l Airport as of June 19, 2023.
The announcement took place over Norse Atlantic’s social media platforms on January 24, where they also indicate the sales being opened on their official website.
Additionally, Norse Atlantic will offer Long Haul services from a further two European cities this year, with Berlin and Paris also seeing flights operated by the airline. London Gatwick will also be an airport of operation by Norse Atlantic this year.
At the time of writing, fares one way from Rome start at $497 in Economy, with Premium Economy following in on $1,068 USD. Though, the fares appear to drop in price the days following the inaugural, with Economy costing $397 and Premium Economy costing $888 USD.
Replicating the movements of Norwegian
The newly announced services from both Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO) appear to follow in the same tracks as the Long Haul programme of Norwegian did.
This perished under the Covid-19 pandemic when the company itself experienced turbulent times, as for every other airline out there.
Similarly, Norwegian also operated Long Haul services from London Gatwick airport, something Norse Atlantic have also done for quite some time.
To make it more interesting, Norse Atlantic also created the subsidiary Norse Atlantic Airways UK, which currently has one aircraft – this remains stored at Oslo Gardermoen until further notice.
With Norse Atlantic receiving the older Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one of the key people in the airline being none other than Norwegian’s old CEO Bjørn Kjos, this rapid and similar expansion does in many ways make sense, seeing that they operate on a similar model.
The Paris announcement
Announced by Norse Atlantic on November 29, the carrier unveiled details of the new route connecting Paris with New York, starting March 26, 2023.
The flights will operate between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport (JFK). The departure from Paris is listed as 19.45 local time, with a scheduled arrival at JFK at 22.00 local time.
The return flight departs JFK for Paris again at 00.30 local time, before landing at Paris CDG at 14.05 local time.
Fares start from EUR219 one way, all taxes included, with the option to book for all days in the week, as this will be a daily service.
All flights will be operated by Norse Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet, which offers a two class configuration consisting of Premium and Economy.