The airline Norse Atlantic Airways started the first of initially three long-haul connections from Berlin to the United States of America on Wednesday. The premiere flight was to New York-JFK.
The day before, the Boeing 787-9 with the registration LN-FNI was transferred from the home base in Oslo to the German capital. The first flight to New York-JFK was then carried out with this Dreamliner. 269 passengers were booked on this connection.
Norse Atlantic Airways obviously wanted everything to run smoothly. There were not only six check-in counters available to the passengers, but also numerous Norse employees who had flown in from Oslo and who were there to help the passengers in safety vests.
“We are very pleased to be able to present the new route from Berlin to New York. For far too long, the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Berlin has had insufficient transatlantic connections. Our highly competitive fares and direct flights provide a direct and cost-effective option that saves both money and time for local and international businesses when choosing to travel to and from the US or use our freight services,” says Bjørn Tore Larsen , Founder, Managing Director and majority shareholder of Norse Atlantic Airways.
Los Angeles will be included on Friday
On Friday, the Norwegian carrier will carry out the first flight from Berlin to Los Angeles. The next premiere flight is already scheduled for December 7, 2022, because Norse also intends to fly from the German capital offer three weekly non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale. Berlin is not yet a base, but one can imagine that with the corresponding market success, employees and aircraft could also be stationed at Germany's capital airport.
Initially, however, the development of the Norse Atlantic UK subsidiary should have priority. London-Gatwick is currently being integrated into the network as part of the Fifth Freedom. Once obtained from the UK AOC and operating licence, the spin-off will be launched. Until then, you fly within the framework of fifth freedom.
Referring to the presence in Berlin, Thomas Hoff Anderson, Managing Director Ground Operations at BER said: "Welcome Norse! We are happy to welcome a new strong partner at BER. The new long-haul connection to the east coast of the USA strengthens the connectivity and thus the attractiveness of BER. Fast, direct and reliable scheduled flights are an important basis for the traditionally close and diverse connections between the capital region and the USA. Therefore, the new offers are good news for the airport location and the entire region.”
Flight plan at a glance:
BER – New York JFK (from 17.08.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX)
|Flight number||departure||Time *||Arrivals||Time *||Flight days|
BER – Los Angeles (from 19.08.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX)
|Flight number||departure||Time *||Arrivals||Time *||Flight day|
|N0612||LAX||19:40||BER||15: 50 1 +||Saturday|
|N0612||LAX||10:40||BER||06: 50 1 +||Tuesday|
|N0612||LAX||15:10||BER||11: 20 1 +||Thursday|