Budget carrier Norse Atlantic to fly out of Stewart
Cloey Callahan is reporting for the Times Union the budget carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has filed paperwork to fly between Newburgh and Oslo starting in the summer of 2022, but those plans have not yet been approved. Norse Atlantic, with a leased fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, hopes to fill the gap left by Norwegian Air, which offered affordable nonstop flights between New York Stewart International Airport and Ireland before suspending that service in March 2019. The new transatlantic budget airline applied this year to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to fly from Stewart to Oslo, in addition to service between Oslo and Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. Norse Atlantic is also planning direct service between Oslo and Paris and London. The company announced its proposal on October 1, on Instagram. And one week ago Norse Atlantic announced it would open its U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. “We strongly believe that there is a need for a new and innovative airline serving the low-cost intercontinental market with modern, more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient aircraft as the world gradually reopens,” said CEO Bjørn [b-ee -Y-OH-R-N] Tore Larsen in an August press release. When asked to comment on Norse Atlantic’s plans to provide service out of Stewart, a spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said, “We currently do not have any announcements or updates.” The airline did not respond to direct requests for comment. Read the full story in the Times Union.