Norse Atlantic Adds to Its Growing Transatlantic Network with Berlin-US Flights

Along with its new BER services to JFK and LAX, the carrier will launch Fort Lauderdale to the German capital in December

Transatlantic low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has announced the launch of new nonstop service between Berlin and Fort Lauderdale, FL, beginning Dec. 7.

The three-times weekly service will mark the third route between the US and the German capital for the rapidly expanding airline, following the launch of daily nonstop flights from New York JFK to BER which began Aug. 17, and thrice-weekly service from Los Angeles International on Aug. 18.

Norse Atlantic has been building its transatlantic long-haul network since it inaugurated service between Oslo and New York JFK on June 15. The carrier added three weekly flights between Oslo and Fort Lauderdale in mid-June and four weekly flights between Oslo and Orlando, FL, in early July.

The airline added Oslo-LAX August 10, followed by service between London Gatwick and New York JFK that began August 12.

Beyond these routes, Norse Atlantic plans further expansion to more US destinations from its London Gatwick base, according to a filing with the Department of Transportation.

US services would include Gatwick to San Francisco, to the Los Angeles-area Ontario International Airport, to Rockford, IL, International near Chicago, and to Baltimore/Washington International.

The airline plans to operate a fleet of 15 fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a two-class configuration with economy seating and a premium cabin that features a 43-inch seat pitch and 12-inch recline. Passengers can choose from three fares—Light, Classic, and Plus.

Norse Atlantic is one of a spate of long-haul low-cost carriers which have taken to the skies recently. Others include Northern Pacific, with its connecting hub in Anchorage, AK, and Iceland-based Play.

“The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to point flights between Europe and the United States will benefit both local tourism and businesses,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO. “With the addition of our Fort Lauderdale route commencing in December we will be the largest long-haul carrier operating out of Berlin.”

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