LONDON – Norse Atlantic Airways (NBT) has announced the prices for its new routes between Berlin and New York-JFK, and Los Angeles.
The flights to New York-JFK (KJFK) will be operated from the 17th of August with fares starting from €160 and $120 one-way. The flights between Berlin and LA will be commenced on August 19, with fares starting from €189 and $138 one-way.
“We are very excited to announce these two new routes from Berlin to New York and Los Angeles. For far too long the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Berlin has been subjected to poor direct transatlantic connectivity.”
“Our extremely competitive fares and direct flights will allow customers to now finally enjoy affordable and convenient travel between Germany and the US.”
“These two new routes will provide a direct and cost-effective option, saving both money and time, for local and international businesses when choosing to travel to and from the US or taking advantage of our cargo services,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.
Larsen also said that the new routes will be an effective way to promote tourism and businesses because of the new point-to-point system introduced by Norse Atlantic Airways.
“The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to-point flights between Germany and the United States, will benefit both local tourism and businesses by supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industries,” continued Bjorn Tore Larsen.
Norse Atlantic Airways
Norse Atlantic Airways is a new airline that has emerged in (as you’d guess) Norway. They offer several flights to many destinations between Europe and the US, and for a low price. The first flight from Oslo to the US will commence on June 14th, 2022.
Norse primarily offers flights with Boeing 787s as they are more fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly compared to other aircraft.
The addition of flights from Berlin to some of the more popular destinations in the United States would be an effective way to connect the German capital. As they have stated, flying to these cities for so low would definitely attract many passengers from Berlin’s catchment area, perhaps even more if they would fly some of the European routes on a code-shared based flight, making these routes extremely attractive.
While that wouldn’t really be “compliant” with Norse’s main principle of offering point-to-point flights, it is still a very interesting thought.
Norse is definitely cashing in on the hype to fly to the most popular destinations in the US, and I don’t blame them, as those routes are a more lucrative route to fly, knowing how many people fly to those 2 airports yearly.
According to CAPA, in 2019, New York-JFK had 2019 approximately 63 million people flying to and from the airport, while Los Angeles had 88 million people flying to and from, making it a very interesting market.
The main selling point for these 2 routes is the price. Since it’s so cheap, it’s bound to get passengers on board, easily being able to fill approximately 80% of seats per flight.