Washingtonians will soon be able to explore London on a budget thanks to the new low-cost startup Norse Atlantic Airways, taking off in style with a plan to launch nonstop flights from Dulles International Airport to London this summer for fairs as low as $195 each way!
Norse will initially offer direct flights six days a week from Dulles to London’s Gatwick Airport over the summer, before reducing service to four flights per week beginning in September.
“This marks an important moment for consumers as we celebrate the launch of ticket sales between Washington Dulles and London Gatwick,” Norse Atlantic Airways founder and CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen said in a press release. “The addition of direct flights to Washington, D.C., from the U.K. will provide greater choice and value for consumers.”
The announcement makes D.C. one of four new U.S. gateways Norse is debuting this summer, alongside Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. With the addition of the four new hubs, Norse will be offering direct flights from a total of seven major U.S. airports.
Norse—which operates a fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft—launched in March 2021 and first took flight from Oslo to New York on June 14, 2022.
Norse will debut in D.C. in June of this year, with the first flight set to take off on Thursday, June 1, 2023.