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Norse Atlantic Airways UK Receives U.S. DOT Approval to Operate Between the UK and U.S.

Norse Atlantic Airways has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate flights between the UK and the U.S., following an extensive review demonstrating that the carrier is operationally and financially sound.


Norse Atlantic is pleased to announce that the US Department of Transport has proposed to grant Norse Atlantic UK Ltd a foreign air carrier permit. Following the recent issue of a UK Air Operator Certificate by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, this historic milestone will pave the way for the company to commence direct transatlantic operations between the United Kingdom and the United States. – Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways /Cision

On Monday (October 17, 2022), Norse Atlantic Airways announced that following a thorough review, demonstrating that the carrier is operationally and financially sound, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted approval for the airline to operate flights between the UK and the U.S. Norse Atlantic can now plan routes between London Gatwick (LGW) and the U.S., that will benefit consumers, businesses and local economies on both sides of the Atlantic. This historic milestone follows the recent issue of a UK Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.


In Monday’s announcment, Norse Atlantic Airways’ CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen, said,


“We are very thankful for the support that we have received on both sides of the Atlantic throughout our application. This milestone represents a huge step in creating competition in the transatlantic market that will benefit consumers, stimulate business travel and lead to job creation. We are pleased that we will continue to deliver on our pledge to democratize transatlantic travel and we look forward expanding our point-to-point route network between London Gatwick and the US as part of our summer 2023 schedule.”


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

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