One of the nails in Norwegian’s coffin was that it chose to fly long haul routes from London Gatwick with strong seasonality on a year-round basis.
Norse Atlantic, which has (literally) inherited Norwegian’s long haul fleet, is loathe to make the same mistake.
It is planning three Caribbean routes that will make the most of its aircraft during the quieter winter months when leisure passengers are less keen on a (cold) USA East Coast city break.
The plan seems to be wobbling, however. The launch of the three Caribbean routes:
- Barbados – daily
- Kingston (Jamaica) – three flights per week
- Montego Bay (Jamaica) – four flights per week
…. has been delayed. Instead of starting in the last week of October, flights on all three routes will now start on 1st December.
This will mean some chunky rerouting bills for Norse ….
As well as the Caribbean routes, the following will continue to operate during the winter but (in some cases) with reduced frequencies:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
You can read our review of flying Premium on Norse Atlantic from Gatwick to New York here. Premium is definiely the sweet spot if you are thinking of booking with Norse.
Norse is not in any airline alliance and you cannot earn or redeem miles on their services – but they can be cheap if you don’t take luggage and their Premium seat is impressive.