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Norse Atlantic Airways wins slots at Gatwick Airport

Start-up Norse Atlantic Airways has secured slots at Britain’s Gatwick Airport as it prepares to launch long-haul flights.

Norse Atlantic has been awarded two pairs of six-week slots at London Airport, with plans to launch services in the summer of 2022. Although no route has yet been announced by the airline .

Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and Founder of Norse Atlantic, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded slots to operate flights to and from Gatwick as it gives us access to one of the attractive from Europe.

“We look forward to working closely with the great team at Gatwick so that we can offer travelers affordable fares to exciting destinations on board comfortable and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners as soon as possible.”

The airline, established in March 2021, plans to operate a fleet of 15 Boeing 787s serving destinations including London, Oslo, Paris, New York and Florida. Norse Atlantic was also on BTN Europe’s 2022 Hotlist.

Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick, added: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Norse Atlantic Airways to Gatwick. These new services allow us to offer our passengers great value long-haul fares, a fantastic experience on board modern and cleaner aircraft, and even more choice of destinations.

Norse Atlantic obtained approval to operate transatlantic services from US authorities in January 2022.