From mid-August there will be two new connections from BER to the USA. On June 8th Norse Atlantic Airways, a Norwegian long-distance airline, launched its ticket sales for direct flights between BER and New York (JFK) as well as between Los Angeles (LAX) and BER. After a break of almost five years, the West Coast will once again be connected via direct flights to the capital region.
Flights will operate daily from Berlin to New York (JFK) from 17th August with fares starting from an unprecedented €160/$120 one-way. The airline will also serve Berlin direct to Los Angeles three times a week from 19th August with fares starting from as low as €189/$138 one-way. Norse will be operating the routes with Boeing 787 Dreamliners that emit less CO2 and also make less noise than many other long-distance aircraft.
“We are very excited to announce these two new routes from Berlin to New York and Los Angeles. For far too long the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Berlin has been subjected to poor direct transatlantic connectivity. Our extremely competitive fares and direct flights will allow customers to now finally enjoy affordable and convenient travel between Germany and the US. These two new routes will provide a direct and cost effective option, saving both money and time, for local and international businesses when choosing to travel to and from the US or taking advantage of our cargo services,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.
Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH said: “Passengers at BER are being offered a new, additional product in the shape of the new connections to New York and Los Angeles. Norse Atlantic Airways is thus also appealing to people who have not as yet considered travelling to the USA. The airline is flying with state-of-the art, quiet and fuel-saving aircraft. The connection to Los Angeles means that BER is offering a further destination to the USA, making the West Coast directly reachable and thus expanding its long-distance portfolio. That is good for the connection of the capital region to the USA.”
“The introduction of affordable Norse Atlantic Airways point-to point flights between Germany and the United States, will benefit both local tourism and businesses by supporting job creation across the wider tourism and service industries,” continued Bjorn Tore Larsen.
Stephan Schwarz, Senator for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises in the State of Berlin said: “Berlin’s economy is recovering more and more quickly from the Corona restrictions and our re-start programme for the tourist and congress sector is showing initial effects. We see clearly that, whether to visit trade fairs, museums, or the Mauerpark, people want to come to Berlin. Norse Atlantic Airways’ decision is a shrewd reaction to the strong demand for Berlin in North America.”
Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy in Brandenburg, Jörg Steinbach, added: “It is good news for BER airport that, in August, two more long-distance connections will be commencing operations. The fact that, in the shape of New York and Los Angeles, two US metropolitan cities are to be flown to from the beginning increases the attractiveness of BER. It is also to be welcomed that the Boeing Dreamliner is to be deployed on these routes - one of the most modern aircraft currently available, which emits significantly less CO2 and is considerably quieter in flight than the aircraft of the previous generation.”
Norse Atlantic offers two cabin choices, Economy and Premium. Passengers can choose from a simple range of fares, Light, Classic and Plus, that reflect the way that they want to travel, and which options are important to them. Light fares represent Norse’s value option while Plus fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services an enhanced airport and onboard experience and increased ticket flexibility. One way starting fares include all surcharges and taxes and are subject to availability.
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