Norse Atlantic has adapted its network significantly this winter. It has cut Los Angeles from its network (the last flight is on October 16th) and reduced flights on half of its other routes. In all, it has slashed its winter schedule by 31%. It joins the previously eliminated Oslo to Orlando (the last flight is October 15th) and has already reduced Berlin to New York from 1x daily in summer to a sensible 3x weekly this winter.


From eight winter routes to six

Norse Atlantic, which achieved a 69% seat load factor in August due to significant capacity expansion and traffic not keeping pace, was widely expected to make more changes. It had expected to operate eight routes this winter, but – as of October 3rd – there will now be six, as summarized in the table below. Weekly flights have fallen from 36 to 25.

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One of the six routes is Oslo to London Gatwick, which continues to New York JFK. This is operated solely because it launched Gatwick-JFK with its Norwegian air operator’s certificate. Now that it has been awarded a UK air operator’s certificate and operating license, this is likely to go – it’s no longer needed – as more UK routes are revealed.

It is also highly probable that it will soon announce its long-expected expansion from Paris CDG, while there is a strong likelihood of flights to Dubai – a good winter destination.

Route Winter flights last week Winter flights now % change
Berlin to New York JFK 3x weekly 3x weekly 0%
Berlin to Los Angeles 3x weekly 0 -100%
Berlin to Fort Lauderdale 3x weekly 3x weekly 0%
London Gatwick to JFK 1x daily 1x daily 0%
Oslo Fort Lauderdale 3x weekly 2x weekly -33%
Oslo to Los Angeles 3x weekly 0 -100%
Oslo to London Gatwick 1x daily 1x daily 0%
Oslo to New York JFK 1x daily 3x weekly -57%

As of October 3rd, this is Norse Atlantic’s winter network (yellow). Los Angeles (red) has been removed. Image: GCMap.

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