Norse Atlantic Airways has launched two new direct routes from the United States to London Gatwick Airport, adding more destinations to its transatlantic portfolio. Starting from May 25 and May 26, flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, respectively, will operate directly to London’s capital. The Florida destinations will complement Norse Atlantic’s existing daily service from New York to London, and more U.S.-London routes are expected to be announced by the end of February.
The flights from Orlando will initially operate four times a week in May and June, and then increase to a daily service during the peak summer season. One-way fares will start at $187, inclusive of taxes. Meanwhile, flights from Fort Lauderdale will run three times a week in May and June, before increasing to four times a week throughout the summer, with one-way fares starting from $192, including taxes.
As the only all-Boeing 787-9 operator, Norse Atlantic Airways offers two cabin choices: Economy and Premium. Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, said that with the additional U.S. routes to London Gatwick, his airline would serve more destinations from the U.S. than any other carrier this summer.
The flights will be operated by Norse Atlantic’s UK unit, and Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said the new routes would provide “different products to our transatlantic portfolio at affordable prices.” He added that “it’s great news for passengers across London and the [UK] southeast to have more choice ahead of the summer holidays,” especially with popular family destinations like Fort Lauderdale and Orlando being added to the mix.