Norse Atlantic has announced that it will expand its operations from London Gatwick, offering direct services to more cities than ever in the United States. These flights will be launched in two batches. The first batch will include flights to the following destinations:
- New York (JFK)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
- Orlando (MCO)
MCO also served by British Airways, JFK served by British Airways and JetBlue.
The second batch of flights also has a couple interesting destination choices. Flights are planned to start between Gatwick and:
- Ontario (ONT)
- Chicago Rockford (RFD)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Baltimore (BWI)
The airline has filed for an operating certificate out of the United Kingdom, as this large number of flights would require an error, operating certificate from the UK as well. In total, five new destinations will be served.
“Norse Atlantic UK anticipates beginning U.S. operations in late 2022 with eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration (economy and premium) and a seating capacity of 338 passengers. Norse Atlantic UK has applied for an Air Operator Certificate from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which it expects to receive in the next few weeks.”
Overall, I think this is a really interesting move, and I’m excited to see what the future brings for transatlantic services from these new destinations.