Norse Atlantic has confirmed plans to move its recently launched Gatwick-Fort Lauderdale service to Miami International from September.

The carrier only began flights between Gatwick and Fort Lauderdale a few days ago, but has already decided to make the switch to Miami International airport, which is both larger and closer to the city’s downtown and Miami Beach areas.

Tickets are now on sale for the new Gatwick-Miami service, which will launch on September 18, 2023. There will be four flights per week on the route for the coming winter season.

Any passengers booked on flights between Gatwick and Fort Lauderdale beyond September 17 will be offered either a rebooking onto the Miami route or a full refund.

Earlier this month Norse announced plans to launch new Gatwick routes to Barbados, Kingston and Montego Bay this winter, adding to the airline’s existing winter 2023 network from Gatwick to New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Orlando and now Miami.

Norse Atlantic to launch routes from Gatwick to Barbados, Kingston and Montego Bay

Commenting on the news Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO or Norse Atlantic Airways, said:

“We are pleased to be able to now offer the popular destination of Miami as part of our winter route network. Miami has high levels of passenger demand with both direct and connecting traffic volumes greater than other airports in the region.

“We look forward to being able to offer our cargo customers increased choice and flexibility as we begin operations from our new South Florida base in September.”