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Norse Atlantic Carries over 300,000 Passengers on 1,500+ Flights in First Six Months of Operation

Norse Atlantic Airways has today published an update outlining key milestones achieved since commencing operations in June 2022. As of the beginning of 2023, the airline has carried over 300,000 guests, logging more than 10,000 flight hours on 1,500+ flights.

Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Company CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen at Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways

On Wednesday (January 11, 2023), Norse Atlantic Airways published an operational update, which outlines key accomplishments since launching operations in June 2022. To date, the carrier has carried over 300,000 guests on more then 1,500 flights, logging over 10,000 flight hours. Norse’s aggregate load factor for December 2022, including nine charter and wet-lease flights was 61 percent. Under the charter and wet-lease agreements, the carrier operated their first flights from Europe to the Far East and Caribbean. The company is also working to secure longer term charter and wet-lease agreements to provide additional revenue this winter and beyond into the 2023/24 winter season.

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

“We have continued to deliver on our business plan to reduce costs and diversify the utilisation of our fleet during the winter. I am particularly pleased that we have successfully completed nine wet-lease and charter operations during December, as a new entrant this market we have clearly displayed that Norse has both the technical ability, high standard of crew and flexibility required to satisfy our customers in this segment. The company has begun 2023 with strong forward bookings across our key markets. We will be announcing further summer routes from London to the US soon and I am delighted to confirm that we will imminently launch a new destination from the EU to the US as well.”

Norse Atlantic Airways' Key Traffic Figures for 2022 - Courtesy Norse Atlantic Airways/Cision

During December 2022, Norse Atlantic operated 228 flights, carrying 44,172 passengers, a 48 percent increase compared to the previous month. The company also reached several milestones in both ticket sales and revenue recorded in a single day, as their Norse festive promotion was well-received in all markets, with U.S. bookings particularly strong.

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 destinations including New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Paris, London, Berlin and more. 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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