U.S. approves Norse Atlantic Airways’ application to operate flights from Europe.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on Friday approved Norse Atlantic Airways‘ application to operate flights between Norway/European Union and the United States.
“We are delighted that the USDOT has approved our transatlantic flights. This important milestone brings Norse one step closer to launching affordable and more environmentally friendly service for customers traveling between Europe and the United States. We appreciate the USDOT’s constructive and swift approach, and look forward to working with them in the coming months,” said Norse CEO and founder Bjørn Tore Larsen.
Norse Atlantic will provide many jobs for Americans, including hundreds of flight attendants, and will partner with local communities, tourism organizations, businesses and workers to stimulate economic growth in regions of the United States and Europe. In May, Norse Atlantic reached a landmark pre-employment agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants of America.
“Our people will be our competitive advantage. We are building a high-performance culture and creating an environment where we value diversity, ensuring that all colleagues have a sense of belonging. We can’t wait to start hiring our new colleagues in the U.S.,” Larsen said.
Broad support for affordable transatlantic flights
Since its inception, Norse Atlantic has received broad support from communities, airport authorities and labor organizations on both sides of the Atlantic.
“We are grateful for the support of community and labor leaders who are enthusiastic about the service we will provide. We believe that transatlantic travel will resume in full force once the pandemic is behind us. People will want to explore new destinations, visit friends and family and travel for business. Norse will be there to offer attractive, affordable flights on our more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners to both leisure and cost-conscious business travelers,” Larsen added.
Norse plans to start commercial operations in spring 2022, with the first flights connecting Oslo to selected U.S. cities.
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