LONDON – The new low-cost long-haul carrier, Norse Atlantic Airways, has unveiled and opened sales for a new route between Paris and New York.
The new service will create a low cost gateway to the United States from France, and will commence the first flight in March of 2023.
Paris to New York – the low cost way
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.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, the CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, commented on the new route, saying: “We are very pleased to announce our new route connecting Paris and New York JFK.”
“Norse Atlantic Airways now serves four key European destinations from New York with Paris joining London, Berlin and Oslo. The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to point flights between France and the United States, will benefit both local tourism and businesses.”
“Not only are we directly investing in the countries that we operate by employing local staff but also supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industry,”
Norse Atlantic’s 787s
Norse Atlantic is an all Boeing 787 operator, which is the type which as mentioned, will be used on the new Paris service.
Only last month, lessor BOC Aviation finalized and delivered the 6th Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, to Norwegian start-up low-cost long haul carrier.
The delivery of the sixth Dreamliner finalized BOC Aviation’s agreement with Norse for 6 aircraft, and the current fleet of Norse is currently at nine 787-9 aircraft (subsidiary included).
AviationSource has also had staff onboard a Norse Atlantic flight between Oslo and London, giving a comprehensive review of their Boeing 787 and the service from start to finish, which you can read here.
In terms of passenger comfort, Norse Atlantic customers travelling in Premium can enjoy a 43″ seat pitch and 12″ recline, whilst their standard Economy seats offer a 32″ pitch and 3″ recline.
Norse Atlantic have been hard at work in updating their service and routing availability, and appear to be taking the route Norwegian long haul did before it went bankrupt under Covid.
However, with majority stakeholder Bjørn Kjos being the old CEO of Norwegian, and in Norse Atlantic’s business, this does not come as a shock.
Besides their new Paris route, the airline opened direct flights from London Gatwick earlier this year, something also following the tracks of the old Norwegian long haul programme.
However, expansion is great, and being a low cost airline, Norse could see a greater result than expected on this service.