Norse Atlantic Airways Launches New Direct Flight from Athens to New York JFK

Norse Atlantic Airways recently announced the launch of a new direct flight route connecting Athens, Greece, to New York’s JFK Airport. This addition comes as a response to the growing interest among American travelers in visiting Greece, known for its rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes. The route aims to provide an efficient and affordable travel option for those looking to explore Greece.

Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787
Norse Atlantic Airways Boeing 787 [Image: Norse]

Athens International Airport, renowned for its connectivity and facilities, serves as a convenient hub for passengers traveling between the United States and various Greek destinations. The new route is expected to not only boost tourism but also strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two countries.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Norse Atlantic's Choice for Comfort and Efficiency

Norse Atlantic operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for this route, focusing on passenger comfort. The aircraft features a modern cabin with personal entertainment systems for each seat. The Norse Premium cabin offers enhanced comfort with a 43” seat pitch and a 12” recline, designed to ensure passengers arrive refreshed.

Norse Premium Cabin: A Focus on Enhanced Passenger Experience

The airline offers two cabin choices: Economy and Norse Premium. To cater to different travel preferences, Norse Atlantic has introduced three fare categories: Light, Classic, and Flextra. The Light fare offers a budget-friendly option, while the Flextra fare includes additional benefits like increased baggage allowance, two meal services, and greater ticket flexibility. This tiered fare system reflects Norse Atlantic’s commitment to providing options tailored to various travel needs and preferences.

“We are thrilled to announce the commencement of ticket sales for our Athens to New York JFK route. This launch underscores our commitment to meeting the evolving travel needs of our passengers. We believe this route will not only cater to the demand for travel to Greece but will also create opportunities for cultural exchange and business collaborations between these two vibrant destinations,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and Founder of Norse Atlantic Airways.

On behalf of Athens International Airport, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications & Marketing said:” We are very excited with Norse Atlantic Airways’ announcement for the launch of their Summer 2024 direct operations on the Athens – New York / JFK route. This is a truly spectacular development for our airport, our city and our country, enhancing connectivity and offering a wide range of traveling options to the wider public. The US has traditionally been the most dynamically developing market for Athens and especially in 2023, passenger numbers between ATH and all US destinations have been soaring, demonstrating double digit increases vs the pre-pandemic era, with New York topping the list. We are absolutely certain that the route will be a tremendous success, as passengers will enjoy the excellent product offered by Norse Atlantic Airways. We are committed to working closely together in order to substantially contribute to and enhance the successful performance of this new route.”

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