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New Route of the Day – Americas (30 May 2024): Norse Atlantic Airways between New York JFK and Athens


Norse Atlantic Airways introduced flights between New York JFK and Athens on Thursday 30 May. The 7,950-kilometre route will be maintained 5-weekly, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 787-9 aircraft. The carrier faces strong competition between the two cities, including American’s daily service and Delta’s 2-daily service. Indirectly, it will also compete against both Emirates’ and United’s daily flights to New York EWR.

What they said

Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and founder of Norse Atlantic Airways, said: “We are excited to introduce this new direct service, offering travellers a convenient and efficient way to travel between Athens and New York. With our commitment to delivering exceptional service and comfort, passengers can expect an unforgettable travel experience with Norse Atlantic.”

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director of Communications & Marketing at Athens Airport, added: “We are thrilled with the launch of this new direct service connecting AIA and JFK and we extend our warmest welcome to Norse Atlantic Airways, an exciting new member of the Athens International Airport family. This spectacular development offers to the traveling public a great option with an excellent airline product and enhances Athens’ connectivity to the US, a market which currently ranks at the top among our most important and popular markets. Once again, our best wishes to our airline partner for a highly successful season ahead, as we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to continue supporting the airline’s growth plans to and from Athens.”

Athens Airport with 11 US routes

Athens Airport now boasts 82-weekly flights to the US, with 11 routes by five different airlines. These include services to Atlanta and Boston, maintained by Delta, flights to New York EWR, operated by Emirates and United; Washington IAD, served by United; New York JFK by American, Norse Atlantic Airways, and Delta; Chicago ORD by American and United, as well as Philadelphia, which is operated by American.

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All the airport’s routes to the US are maintained daily, with exception to Norse Atlantic, which serves New York JFK 5-weekly. Delta is the largest carrier, with 28-weekly services, followed by American and United, both on 21-weekly flights.

This summer Delta increased operations to Boston to daily, American extended its seasonal flights to New York JFK, Chicago ORD, and Philadelphia, while United also broadened the duration of its seasonal services to New York EWR and Washington IAD.

JFK-ATH cake

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