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Norse Atlantic to launch Gatwick-Las Vegas route – Business Traveller

Norse Atlantic has announced it will fly between Gatwick and Las Vegas from later this year.

The new route had been speculated for some time on our forum, but when Business Traveller contacted the carrier in January it was advised that “Despite reports we have no plans to launch services to Las Vegas at this time”.

Fast forward a couple of months and Norse has now confirmed that a three-times-weekly service will launch on 12 September.

Flights will depart Gatwick at 1200 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving into Harry Reid International Airport at 1440, with the return leg leaving Las Vegas at 1645 and arriving back into London at 1035 the following day.

Fares will start from £399 return in economy and £1,029 in Premium class.

Norse will compete with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, which both operate year-round flights from Heathrow. BA also resumed its seasonal Gatwick-Las Vegas service last year.

The new route follows confirmation in January that Norse Atlantic will not resume flights from Gatwick to Washington DC and Boston this summer. The carrier will however increase its Gatwick-New York JFK service to up to two flights per day during the peak summer season.

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Commenting on the news Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and founder of Norse Atlantic Airways, said:

“We are excited to introduce this new route from London Gatwick to Las Vegas, a unique city that offers unparalleled diversity, boasting an abundance of entertainment, dining, and recreational options to suit every taste.

“For those seeking breathtaking natural landscapes, including nearby national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Valley of Fire State Park, this destination is also an explorer’s paradise.”

Norse Atlantic recently announced its February passenger figures, with a total of 50,694 customers flown during the month and an average load factor of 72 per cent, up 22 percentage points on the year.

At the time Larsen said that “The ability for Norse to be agile and quickly respond to market demand remains our core strength and the result of previously adjusted winter capacity has led to a strong February load factor”.

Larsen added that February “represented a record month in regards to average bookings made per day”.

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