Key Points:

  • Norse Atlantic Airways announces a new service connecting Paris to Los Angeles, marking its third US route originating from the French capital.

  • Beginning in May 2024, the Scandinavian carrier plans to facilitate six weekly flights utilizing Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

  • Norse CEO Bjorn Tore Larsen expresses optimism over connecting "two of the world's most vibrant and culturally rich cities."

Norse Takes Over Former Norwegian Route, Offering LA Flights from Paris

OSLO — Norse Atlantic Airways is gearing up to expand its footprint in the US market, announcing its plans to introduce flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles International airport. This development marks Norse's third US destination operating from Paris, following the inauguration of services to New York JFK and a forthcoming Miami route set for this winter. The new route, facilitated six times weekly via Boeing 787 Dreamliners, is slated to commence from the start of May 2024.

Commencing its operations in 2022, the Scandinavian long-haul, low-cost carrier has been progressively augmenting its network, connecting a broadening palette of European cities to predominant North American destinations. The company, which utilizes Boeing 787 aircraft, initially opened its Paris service with a daily flight to New York JFK in March. The Los Angeles connection represents Norse taking over a route previously overseen by Norwegian before it suspended its long-haul operations in 2020.

"We are pleased to introduce this new direct route, connecting two of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities,” remarked Chief Executive Bjorn Tore Larsen while commenting on the forthcoming service. The launch sees Norse stepping into a route that registers Air France and its alliance partner Delta Air Lines as major operators, as indicated by Cirium schedules data.

The airline has indicated positive financial prospects, anticipating its first quarterly profit in the upcoming summer months. Of its fleet comprising 15 Boeing 787s, 10 are designated to operate direct flights for the carrier, while the remaining five are subleased. The company envisions this expansion as a substantial move in establishing a strong presence in the international market.