The U.S. Department of Transportation approves Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for transatlantic flights

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) on January 14 approved Norse Atlantic Airways’ application for the operation of flights between Norway/The European Union and the United States.

Norse Atlantic will deliver many jobs to American workers, including hundreds of U.S.-based flight attendants, and will partner with local communities, tourism organizations, businesses, and labor to stimulate economic growth in regions throughout the United States and Europe. In May, Norse Atlantic reached a historic pre-hire agreement with the U.S. Association of Flight Attendants.

Wide support for affordable transatlantic flights 

Since its inception, Norse Atlantic has received wide support from communities, airport authorities, and labor organizations on both sides of the Atlantic.

In December 2021, Norse received its Air Operator’s Certificate by Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority and took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Norse plans to start commercial operation in spring 2022 with the first flights connecting Oslo to select cities in the U.S.