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Norse Atlantic Opens Two New Low-Cost Routes Between London and Florida

Two new services connecting London Gatwick with Orlando and Fort Lauderdale will commence in May, with tickets starting at just $187 one way

by Fergus Cole

February 16, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of Norse Atlantic

Low-cost, long-haul carrier Norse Atlantic Airways will launch two new direct routes between the U.K. and Florida in time for the summer.

Beginning on May 25, the airline will launch a nonstop service between London Gatwick (LGW) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Flights will initially be operated four times per week, but this will increase to daily flights at the height of the summer 2023 season. Tickets are available online now via Norse’s website, with fares starting at just $187 one way.

The following day, on May 26, the Norwegian carrier will launch a direct route from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). This service will be operated three times per week in May and June, increasing to four times per week for the rest of the summer. Tickets start at just $192 one way.

Norse Atlantic’s fleet comprises eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, of which four are active, and the remaining four are still waiting to resume operations after being parked during the pandemic.

Photo: Courtesy of Norse Atlantic

Each plane is split into Premium and Economy classes. Unfortunately, the low-cost carrier doesn’t offer any Business Class or First Class products, although its Premium seats offer 43” seat pitch and 12” recline, according to Norse.

“We are very pleased to announce two new routes to London Gatwick from the U.S.,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways. “In addition to our current daily New York flights, we will also be releasing for sale further destinations between U.S. and London by the end of February.

“As a result, Norse Atlantic Airways will serve more destinations from the U.S. to London Gatwick than any other carrier this summer. We look forward to a busy summer ahead as we bring value fares and a fantastic service to passengers looking to travel across the Atlantic.”

The new routes to Florida will add to Norse Atlantic’s growing transatlantic network. Although relatively young— founded in 2021—the airline already serves several destinations in both the U.S. and Europe.

Photo: Courtesy of London Gatwick Airport

Other available routes include nonstop services from Oslo (OSL) to New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and Los Angeles (LAX); from London Gatwick to JFK; and from Berlin (BER) to both JFK and Fort Lauderdale. It also operates direct flights from JFK to Paris (CDG) and Rome (FCO).

“It’s fantastic to see Norse Atlantic add two new Florida services from London Gatwick Airport to complement their current New York route,” said Stewart Wingate, chief executive officer at Gatwick Airport. “This will bring different products to our transatlantic portfolio, at affordable prices.

“Both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale are understandable very popular destinations, especially among families, so it’s great news for passengers across London and the Southeast to have more choice ahead of the summer holidays.”