Norse Atlantic Airways To Launch Paris-Los Angeles Route
Startup Norse Atlantic Airways will open service between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 2024.
The CDG-LAX route will be flown with a Boeing 787 from May 1, 2024, operating 6X-weekly. It will become the third route Norse will fly from CDG.
The Norwegian long-haul LCC currently operates between CDG and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. In December, the all-787 operator will open service between CDG and Miami International Airport.
Norse CEO Bjorn Tore Larsen says in a statement that the CDG-LAX route connects “two of the world’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.”
The airline will compete against SkyTeam partners Air France and Delta Air Lines on the route.
Norse launched commercial service in June 2022. When the carrier released quarterly earnings last week, Larsen said June 2023 was the company’s “first month generating bottom-line profits.” The carrier says its load factors have been steadily rising this year: its overall load factor was 67% in April, 72% in May, 82% in June and 85% in July.
As of July 1, Norse was operating 10 787s, and another five 787s in its fleet were subleased.