Norse Atlantic gets US green light for transatlantic flights

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 0

The US Department of Transportation has granted approval for new airline Norse Atlantic Airways to fly from Norway and the EU to the United States. 

Norse plans to start commercial operation in spring 2022 with the first flights linking Oslo and cities in the US.

"We are thrilled by the DOT’s approval of our affordable transatlantic flights. This significant milestone brings Norse one step closer to launching affordable and more environmentally friendly service to customers travelling between Europe and the United States," said Norse CEO and Founder Bjorn Tore Larsen. 

Norse Atlantic says it will create American jobs, including hundreds of US-based flight attendants, and will partner tourism organisations and businesses to stimulate economic growth in regions throughout the United States and Europe.

Last May, Norse Atlantic reached a pre-hire agreement with the U.S. Association of Flight Attendants. 

"Our people will be our competitive advantage. We look forward to start recruiting our new colleagues in the U.S.," Larsen said.

Norse will operate a fleet of 15 environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners on transatlantic and other routes.

In December 2021, Norse received its Air Operator’s Certificate by Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority and took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

 

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