OSLO, NORWAY — Norse Atlantic Airways is set to launch services between Rome's Fiumicino Airport and New York's JFK Airport in mid-June.

This will mark the fifth European capital city the airline will link to JFK after it previously announced plans to fly from Oslo, Berlin, London, and Paris.

The statement made by the Norwegian long-haul low-cost operator indicates that the carrier will be starting daily flights between Rome and New York from June 19th, less than a year after the carrier first began its operations.

"Addition of Rome to our network will provide another gateway to Europe and strengthen our presence in New York," states chief executive Bjorn Tore Larsen.

Norse also flies to Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando from Europe with its ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in the fleet.