Norse Atlantic has announced and put up for sale its next route: Rome – a new airport for the airline – to New York JFK. It will be the fourth airline at the 4,277-mile (6,884 km) airport pair. It comes two months after Norse announced long-haul-only Paris CDG-JFK, a market that will have 11 daily flights next summer before adding JetBlue’s upcoming service.


Norse adds Rom-JFK

Norse Atlantic’s first Italy flight takes off June 19, connecting others to the Big Apple from Oslo, Berlin, London Gatwick and Paris CDG. Norse will fly daily on 787-9 from Rome to JFK during the summer. It has the following schedule with all local times. The lack of slots at JFK primarily leads to the less than desirable times that will further impact the budget airline’s pricing:

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  • Rome Fiumicino to JFK: N0401, 19:30-23:00 (9h 30m block time)
  • JFK to Rome Fiumicino: N0402, 01:00-15:45 (8h 45m)

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North Atlantic Boeing 787-9

Previously served by Norwegian

Readers may recall that Norwegian, Norse’s predecessor, previously served Rom-Newark and then Rom-JFK. When Newark/JFK are combined, it ran between November 2017 and March 2020. It ended just before the coronavirus hit and Norwegian suspended long-haul operations. According to the US Department of Transportation, Norwegian carried 378,856 Newark/JFK passengers with an average seat load factor (SLF) of 83%. Of course, June-August had over 90% SLFs while peak winter was under 75%.

Norwegian 787

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Easy flying.

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