Norse Atlantic Airways has confirmed that its new routes from Gatwick to Barbados and Jamaica have been delayed until the start of December.

Earlier this year the low-cost carrier announced plans for three new Caribbean services from the end of October, including daily flights to Barbados, a four-times-weekly route to Montego Bay, and three flights per week to Kingston.

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

But Business Traveller’s Alex McWhirter posted on our forum that Norse Atlantic’s reservations system was now showing the routes as being pushed back until 1 December, and the carrier has now confirmed the news, citing “commercial reasons”.

The news follows the airline’s recent announcement of two new transatlantic routes to Miami International airport this winter.

A four-times-weekly Paris CDG-Miami service will launch on 11 December, followed by weekly flights between Berlin and Miami from 15 December.

Norse Atlantic to launch flights from Paris and Berlin to Miami

Norse recently announced that it had surpassed the milestone of one million booked passengers since it launched last year.

The carrier recorded an 85 per cent load factor in July, an increase of two per centage points compared to the previous month and the fifth consecutive month on month increase.

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