On Tuesday, Norse Atlantic Airways began service between New York City and Rome offering tourists another inexpensive way to visit the famous European city in time for summer.
According to Norse Atlantic, the airline will offer a single daily nonstop flight between Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, leaving the Big Apple at 12:30 a.m. ET and Rome at 6:55 p.m. local time. The new flights include one-way fares that start at just $259.
“We are thrilled to launch our inaugural service between Rome and New York JFK, connecting two vibrant cities with deep historical and cultural ties,” Bjorn Tore Larsen, the CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, said in a statement provided to T+L. “Our commitment to delivering affordable long-haul travel experiences without compromising on quality is at the core of Norse Atlantic Airways’ vision. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and providing them with exceptional service and value on this exciting new route.”
As with all Norse Atlantic flights, the additional flights will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Each seat has a USB charger, power outlets and an entertainment screen. With 43 inches of seat pitch and 12 inches of recline, passengers can relax in the airline’s premium class.
Having been established in 2021, Norse Atlantic currently operates a fleet of 15 aircraft and offers flights to a number of American destinations, including Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Washington, D.C. The airline is also poised for growth, launching flights from locations across the country to London’s Gatwick Airport this summer and fall.
In addition to a choice of three fare types – Light, Classic and Flextra – each with a different level of amenities, the airline offers passengers a choice of two cabins, Economy and Premium. Passengers in Economy Light, for example, are allowed one small bag that fits under the seat in front of them, but do not receive carry-on or checked baggage as part of the ticket price. Passengers in Economy Classic, on the other hand, receive a complimentary meal on board, as well as one carry-on and one checked bag as part of their ticket.