Norse Atlantic UK receives green light for transatlantic services

Norse Atlantic is to launch direct transatlantic operations between the United Kingdom and the United States after US aviation authorities granted the airline a foreign air carrier permit.

The news follows the recent issue of a UK Air Operator Certificate by the UK aviation authority

“Following extensive support on both sides of the Atlantic from the AFA, Cockpit Association of Norway, BALPA and Unite unions; airports, business leaders, politicians and many others; the decision by the US Department of Transport (US DOT) makes it possible for the company to plan routes between London Gatwick and the US that will benefit consumers, businesses and local economies,” the airline said.

The US DOT said Norse Atlantic UK had demonstrated that it was a financially and operationally sound business and also concluded that it was in the interest of US citizens that Norse UK be allowed to operate.

“We are very thankful for the support that we have received on both sides of the Atlantic throughout our application. This milestone represents a huge step in creating competition in the transatlantic market that will benefit consumers, stimulate business travel and lead to job creation. We are pleased that we will continue to deliver on our pledge to democratize transatlantic travel and we look forward expanding our point-to-point route network between London Gatwick and the US as part of our summer 2023 schedule,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO Norse Atlantic Airways.

Norse Atlantic exclusively operates state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliners offering a two-cabin configuration, Premium and Economy. Passengers can choose from a simple range of fares, Light, Classic and Plus, that reflect the way that they want to travel, and which options are important to them. Light fares represent Norse’s value option while Plus fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services an enhanced airport and onboard experience and increased ticket flexibility.

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