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  • Joe Breitfeller

Norse Atlantic Airways Receives US Department of Transportation Approval for Transatlantic Flights

Norse Atlantic Airways’ application to operate transatlantic flights has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The carrier will deliver many American jobs, including hundreds of U.S. based cabin crew members.

Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 'Heart of the Valley' Longship Landing at Shannon - Photo Credit: Malcolm Nason, Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways/Cision

On Friday (January 14, 2022), Norse Atlantic Airways announced that their application to operate transatlantic flights between Norway and the U.S. has been approved by the U.S. Department of transportation (DOT). The carrier plans on hiring many American team members, including hundreds of U.S. based cabin crew members, and will partner with local communities, tourism organizations and businesses, to help stimulate economic growth in regions throughout the United States and Europe. As previously reported, in December 2021 Norse received their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority and took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norse plans on launching their first transatlantic flights between Oslo and select U.S. cities in spring 2022.

In Friday’s announcement, Norse Atlantic Airways’ Founder and CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,

“We are thrilled by the Department of Transportation’s approval of our affordable transatlantic flights. This significant milestone brings Norse one step closer to launching affordable and more environmentally friendly service to customers traveling between Europe and the United States. We appreciate the USDOT's constructive and prompt approach, and we look forward to working with them in the months ahead.

“Our people will be our competitive advantage. We are building a high-performance culture and creating an environment where we value diversity, ensuring that all colleagues feel a sense of belonging. We look forward to start recruiting our new colleagues in the U.S.

“We are grateful for the support from community and labor leaders who are enthusiastic about the service we will deliver. We believe that transatlantic travel will resume with full force once the pandemic is behind us. People will want to explore new destinations, visit friends and family and travel for business. Norse will be there to offer attractive and affordable flights on our more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners to both the leisure and cost-conscious business traveler.”

Norse Atlantic Airways’ vision is to be ‘The Explorer Airline’, offering affordable transatlantic flights. The carrier is building a high performance culture where diversity is valued and all team members feel a sense of belonging. Norse plans on working smarter, better and faster than their competitors, while leveraging their unique Team Norse culture to deliver an exceptional customer experience. The company’s head office is located in Arendal, Norway, and Norse has a second office in London. Once all 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners are delivered, the company expects to employ a dedicated group of 1,600 team members, both on the ground and in the air.

Source: Norse Atlantic Airways/Cision