DULLES, VIRGINIA — Norway's long-haul, low-cost carrier Norse Atlantic Airways is set to commence nonstop service between Dulles International Airport in Virginia and London's Gatwick International Airport this summer, providing an affordable option for travelers seeking to explore world-class attractions on a budget.

Launching on June 1, the low-cost airline will operate six days a week, excluding Tuesdays, using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 338 passengers. This service will be the sole low-price nonstop connection between Washington and London currently available.

Paul Bobson, Airports Authority Vice President of Airline Business Development, emphasizes the value of Norse Atlantic's cost-effective and high-quality offering for travelers. He notes that the introduction of Norse at Dulles, combined with Metro Silver Line train service, will forge an economical nonstop link between the capitals of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Departures from Dulles are scheduled for 8:35 p.m., with fares for the Dulles to Gatwick flight between June 1 and June 4 ranging from $326 to $411 one-way, as listed on the airline's website.

Since its launch in March 2021, Norse Atlantic has expanded its reach, making Washington its fifth U.S. destination. The airline joins United Airlines, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic in offering nonstop flights from Dulles to London.