On December 22, 2023, Norse Atlantic Airways announced that it will be operating nonstop flights between Athens, Greece (ATH) and New York (JFK) during the summer season of 2024.
The Norwegian long-haul low-cost carrier has chosen to open this new route, which will run five times per week between May 30 and October 26, 2024, in response to the growing popularity of Greece as a tourist destination among American travelers.
During the summer season, Norse Atlantic will be competing on this route with the three large US carriers, namely American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines. The latter flies between the two cities year-round, as does Emirates, which operates this service as a fifth freedom route (i.e. when one country’s airline carries passengers between two other countries).
On the same day, Norse Atlantic also announced the extension of its Oslo (OSL) to Bangkok (BKK) service, which is set to become year-round in view of the positive performance of the twice-weekly flights it has been operating during the 2023/24 winter season.