The new Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways has presented its business idea earlier, with an arrangement reminiscent of the Norwegian long haul. Now the first routes have been revealed, when applying for a flight permit in the USA.
The airline will operate with 15 Boeing 787. Of which 12 will be the slightly larger model -900 and the other 3 will be in the original model -800.
As previously communicated, Norse will operate from Europe to the USA with a product that is very comparable to Norwegian. Many in the management at Norse come from Norwegian, so there are many lessons to be learned from there. Therefore, it is no big shock that the first routes we see to the US are very reminiscent of the business idea Norwegian had. To operate to smaller airports, just outside the big cities. This enables lower operating costs, smaller queues, and greater flexibility in slots.
The differences in this case, however, are that Norwegian operated with a 737-800 and now it will be upgraded to a so-called Dreamliner, 787. Something that airports like New York Stewart do not see every day as the most common operation is with aircraft like the 737 as an example.
Norse also released the first half-year report for 2021 today and a lot has happened for the airline.
CEO and founder of Norse Atlantic Airways, Bjørn Tore Larsen, commented:
“Since establishing Norse earlier this year we have raised USD 172 million in equity, secured 15 modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners on long-term leases at very affordable rates, listed on Euronext Growth Oslo Børs, and built a strong team in Norway, the UK, and the US. The announcement of our airline and offering of affordable transatlantic flights has been very well received and we are on track for take-off in the late first quarter or early second quarter next year. We look forward to welcoming our future customers on board. ”
Destination Norse Atlantic Airways have applied as the initial route from Oslo.
- New York Stewart (SWF)
- Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
- Ontario (ONT)
(Photo: Norse Atlantic Airways)