Norse Atlantic Airways Receives AOC and Operating Licence From UK Civil Aviation Authority
Norse Atlantic Airways has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority. This will allow the airline to operate direct flights from the United Kingdom.
On Tuesday (September 27, 2022), Norse Atlantic Airways announced that they have been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence (OL) from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, allowing the carrier to operate direct flights from the U.K. Norse hopes to operate between London Gatwick and a number of popular U.S. destinations, subject to further regulatory approvals, particularly unserved or underserved direct routes. The airline will add more choices and great value for money to UK travelers, while contributing to local economies by boosting business and leisure travel across the Atlantic.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Norse Atlantic Airways’ CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,
“The United Kingdom will be a vital part of our network going forward and the granting of an AOC and Operating Licence by the UK Civil Aviation Authority to Norse Atlantic will provide further choice and affordable prices to consumers and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. We are proud to be employing local pilots and cabin crew at our London Gatwick base and have established close working relationships with the British pilot union BALPA, the cabin crew union Unite and the American cabin crew union AFA. We look forward to ramping up our operations between London and the US ready for our Summer 2023 schedule.”
Norse Atlantic now holds two AOCs, one in Norway and one in the United Kingdom, which will provide greater flexibility and opportunities for future expansion from European points and the UK. Flights to and from the UK will be operated by both UK and U.S. based cabin crew. For added connectivity, Norse recently announced a virtual interline partnership with easyJet, Norwegian and Spirit Airlines, powered by Dohop, that will provide over 600 weekly connections to Norse’s trans-Atlantic services.
Norse Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are configured with Economy and Premium cabins, and customers can choose between Light, Classic and Plus fares. Light fares represent the best value, while Plus fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services and an enhanced airport and onboard experience and added ticket flexibility. Each seat is equipped with a state-of-the art inflight entertainment (IFE) experience, and Premium cabin seats feature a generous 43-inch seat pitch and a comfortable 12-inch recline.
Founded in March 2021 by major shareholder and CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen, Norse Atlantic Airways offers affordable transatlantic and European flights. The company’s head office is located in Arendal, Norway, and Norse has a second office in London. Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The carrier serves or will serve destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Paris, London and Berlin. The airline’s first flight between Oslo and the U.S. departed on June 14, 2022.
Source: Norse Atlantic Airways / Cision