Norse Atlantic Airways plans US flights to Athens

Norse Atlantic Airways, a European low-cost carrier, recently announced its latest service between the U.S. and Europe. The airline will operate flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Athens International Airport (ATH) in Greece. Bookings for the new route are now open, and the airline is offering a limited-time promotional deal.

Beginning in the summer, Norse will fly the route up to five times weekly from May 30 to Oct. 26. The flights will be operated using the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is the only aircraft in its fleet. This new route to Athens is the sixth European destination that Norse will serve nonstop from JFK. Other Norse routes from JFK include flights to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO), and Oslo Airport (OSL) in Norway.

According to Norse executives, the decision to introduce flights to Athens was driven by the growing interest among U.S. travelers in visiting Greece. The airline believes that this route will not only cater to the demand for travel to Greece but will also create opportunities for cultural exchange and business collaborations between the two vibrant destinations.

Norse is continuously expanding its U.S. route map, and by July 2024, the carrier plans to serve a variety of city pairs, including flights to six European airports from six U.S. airports. The number of seats offered by Norse between the U.S. and Europe between June and July will increase by 57% compared to the same period in 2023.

When it comes to pricing, travelers can expect to pay around $900 to $1,000 round trip for an economy flight from New York to Athens during most of the summer. While Norse advertised fares as low as $249, these prices are generally available only after the busiest summer period, in September and October, and usually in one direction only. The lowest fare does not include bags or seat selection, and additional fees apply for these services. Norse also offers a premium cabin experience, with fares starting at just over $1,400 for a round-trip flight in September.

In summary, Norse Atlantic Airways has announced a new route between New York and Athens, offering direct access to the popular Greek city. With its expanding U.S. route map and affordable fares, Norse is providing U.S. travelers with more options for European travel.

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