Norse Atlantic Airways has announced a new route between Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and New York JFK. The service is set to begin operations on 19 June 2023 and will be the airline’s fifth European destination from JFK.

The low-fare carrier will operate the daily long-haul service on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Its fleet of 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft currently operates flights to destinations including Los Angeles, Oslo, London, Berlin and Paris.

Bjorn Tore Larsen, the CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, said the airline was pleased with the new service: “The addition of Rome to our network will provide another gateway to Europe and strengthen our presence in New York.”

“Customers on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to enjoy value, excellent onboard service and comfort while travelling between these two culturally vibrant and exciting cities,” he added.

Passengers will have the choice of Economy Light, Classic and Plus fares, as well as a Premium cabin. All seats will have access to personal in-flight entertainment, with Premium cabin seats fitted with additional 43-inch seat pitch and 12-inch recline capabilities.

Plus fares will offer guests maximum baggage allowance, two meal services, an enhanced airport and onboard experience, as well as increased ticket flexibility.

“This new direct flight to New York JFK will complete the overall offering between the two cities with an outbound evening service which will enrich our customers’ travel options,” said Ivan Bassato, Chief Aviation Officer, Aeroporti di Roma.

“By choosing Rome FCO, Norse Atlantic Airways is another new airline that has recognised the operational excellence of our airport and the great attractiveness of our market,” he said.