Norse Atlantic Airways launches Berlin to New York JFK services
Norse Atlantic Airways has launched a direct daily service from Berlin to New York JFK. The route is operated with the 787 Dreamliner, boosting Berlin’s direct transatlantic connectivity.
“Welcome NORSE! BER is pleased to welcome a new, strong partner,” said Thomas Hoff Andersson, Chief Operations Officer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “The new long-haul connection to the USA’s east coast boosts BER’s connectivity and, therefore, attractiveness. 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 region as a whole.”
Bjørn Tore Larsen, Founder, Managing Director and majority shareholder of Norse Atlantic Airways, commented: “We are very excited to announce the new route from Berlin to New York. For far too long the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Berlin has been subjected to poor direct transatlantic connectivity. Our extremely competitive fares and direct flights will provide a direct and cost-effective option, saving both money and time, for local and international businesses when choosing to travel to and from the US or taking advantage of our cargo services.”
Sebastian Stietzel, President of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) added: “The new flight from Norwegian airline ‘NORSE’ shows that Berlin, an important European metropolis, is a gateway to the world. Today’s inauguration flight to New York (JFK) clearly shows how attractive the Berlin region is for intercontinental air traffic and why more airlines are interested in flying to and from BER. Norse Atlantic Airways is the second airline, alongside United Airlines, to connect Berlin with the most important commercial and financial centre in the USA. This is a success for German-American economic relations, but with a view to the entire long-distance network to and from Berlin, it is only a drop in the ocean.”