Norse Atlantic Airways, a new company offering low-cost flights between Europe and the U.S., will begin offering flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City and London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW) for as little as $161 each way.
From August 12, the carrier will operate a daily service between Gatwick and JFK, departing London at 13:00 and arriving in New York at 15:55. The return flight will depart New York at 17:55 and arrive at Gatwick at 06:20 the next day.
Despite the fact that the airport is 29.5 miles south of central London, a train will take passengers to Victoria Station in less than 30 minutes.
The city’s other airports include London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Luton. London is the best city in Europe for connecting flights to destinations in mainland Europe.
JFK Airport is the destination airport for all flights arriving and departing from New York City.
“We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers looking to book great value flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK. Customers now have an affordable option allowing them to book a last-minute trip or a holiday of a lifetime with an airline that offers choice and flexibility,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.
“The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to-point flights between Europe and the United States will benefit both local tourism and businesses. Not only are we directly investing in the countries that we operate by employing local staff but also supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industry,” he added.
The route will be served by Norse Atlantic’s B787 Dreamliner aircraft, with tickets starting at $322.17 return and available now at flynorse.com.
On its B787s, Norse Atlantic will have a two-class economy and premium layout, with the latter having a 43-inch seat pitch and 12-inch recline.
Light, Classic, and Plus fares are available, with the latter offering “the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services, an enhanced airport, and onboard experience, and increased ticket flexibility.”