Gatwick Airport announces four new Norse Atlantic long-haul routes to USA

London Gatwick has announced four new transatlantic routes from Norse Atlantic this summer – alongside two announced last week.

London Gatwick passengers will be able to fly to seven destinations with Norse starting September. Alongside its existing New York route, the airline is adding services to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Boston – as well as Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, announced last week.

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome six new Norse Atlantic routes this summer, giving passengers a fantastic choice of US destinations at excellent value, whether for holidays, business or visiting family and friends.

‘The new services mean Gatwick and Norse will provide an increasingly competitive offering, which is great news for passengers across London and the South East, as well as businesses in the region.’

With the new flights, passengers will benefit from stateside destinations on Norse’s network, including:

* Daily flights to New York, currently operating

* Four flights a week to Orlando, from May 25 (increasing to daily in peak summer)

* Three flights a week to Fort Lauderdale, from May 26

* Six flights a week to Washington DC, from June 1

* Daily flights to Los Angeles, from June 30

* Three flights a week to San Francisco, from July 1

* Five flights a week to Boston, from September 2

Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO, Norse Atlantic Airways said: ‘This marks an important moment for consumers as we celebrate serving more destinations to the US from London Gatwick this summer than any other airline. The addition of direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Boston to our already popular New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale/Miami services will provide greater choice and value for consumers.

‘We have made a significant investment in our UK airline, based at London Gatwick Airport, and now employ over 370 colleagues at our London base. I am very pleased that we are fulfilling our pledge to allow more people to travel further and stimulate demand while creating competition in the transatlantic market that will ultimately benefit consumers and lead to job creation on both sides of the Atlantic.’

Tickets to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, both in Florida, went on sale earlier this month, while the four additional new routes are on sale now via the Norse Atlantic website. With the expansion, Gatwick will offer passengers 90 flights per week to 10 destinations across both east and west coasts of the USA this summer.