Norse Atlantic Airways is adding four new transatlantic routes from Gatwick airport, meaning that the carrier will fly to seven US destinations this summer.
The airline is set to fly to Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC this summer, and follows last week’s announcement of new services to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
These routes join the current daily London-New York service, which launched in August 2022.
In total, Norse will operate up to 36 flights per week between the London base and seven US destinations. Flight frequencies are as follows:
- Daily flights to New York
- Four flights per week to Orlando from May 25 (increasing to daily in peak summer)
- Three flights per week to Fort Lauderdale from May 26
- Six flights per week to Washington DC from June 1
- Daily flights to Los Angeles from June 30
- Three flights per week to San Francisco from July 1
- Five flights per week to Boston from September 2
The new flights mean that half of Norse’s fleet will be based at London Gatwick this summer.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO at Norse Atlantic Airways said:
“This marks an important moment for consumers as we celebrate serving more destinations to the US from London Gatwick this summer than any other airline. The addition of direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Boston to our already popular New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale/Miami services will provide greater choice and value for consumers.
“We have made a significant investment in our UK airline, based at London Gatwick Airport, and now employ over 370 colleagues at our London base. I am very pleased that we are fulfilling our pledge to allow more people to travel further and stimulate demand while creating competition in the transatlantic market that will ultimately benefit consumers and lead to job creation on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Stewart Wingate, CEO at Gatwick Airport added:
“We are delighted to welcome six new Norse Atlantic routes this summer, giving passengers a fantastic choice of US destinations at excellent value, whether for holidays, business or visiting family and friends.
“The new services mean Gatwick and Norse will provide an increasingly competitive offering, which is great news for passengers across London and the South East, as well as businesses in the region.
“Long-haul routes, particularly in North America, are a hugely important aspect of our strategy, especially as we look to return to pre-covid levels of passengers and destinations. For Norse to demonstrate such commitment to Gatwick highlights the incredibly strong demand for our slots and we look forward to welcoming more long-haul routes in coming months.”