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Norse Atlantic Airways to Launch New Service Between London Gatwick and Cape Town

Starting October 28, 2024, Norse Atlantic Airways will launch new service between London Gatwick and Cape Town, South Africa, with three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways

On Thursday (April 18, 2024), Norse Atlantic Airways announced the launch of new service between London Gatwick and Cape Town South Africa starting October 28, 2024.  The route will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with return Economy fares from £499 and return Premium Class fares from £1199.  Flights will depart London Gatwick at 20:00 and land in Cape Town at 09:30+1.  The return flight departs Cape Town at 11:45 and touches down at London Gatwick at 21:35. 

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

“We are thrilled to introduce our new route between London and Cape Town. By breaking the duopoly on this route, we are not only expanding travel options for consumers but also driving down costs and putting the customer back in the pilot’s seat. At Norse Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the wonders of the world and our new route to Cape Town will allow many more people to visit this amazing destination.”

Also commenting on the new service to Cape Town, London Gatwick’s VP – Aviation Development, Stephanie Wear, said,

“We are proud to welcome another new route from Norse Atlantic, connecting passengers across London and the South East with Cape Town from October.  Norse has continued to grow at London Gatwick and provide excellent connectivity to a number of key markets across the USA. This new route to South Africa is great news not only for those looking for a fantastic holiday destination, but also for trade and inbound tourism.”

Norse Atlantic’s Dreamliners are configured with Economy and Premium cabins, and customers can choose between Light, Classic and Flextra fares.  Light fares represent the best value, while Flextra 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 airline’s first flight between Oslo and the U.S. departed on June 14, 2022.  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 offers service to  New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Cape Town, Bangkok, Miami, Oslo, Athens, London, Berlin, Rome and Paris.


Source: Norse Atlantic Airways/Cision


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