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Startup Norse Atlantic Airways gets its Air Operator’s Certificate

Norway’s newest airline, Norse Atlantic Airways, has announced that it has obtained its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). This clears the pathway for the airline to launch operations.

AOC obtained

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has issued an Air Operator’s Certificate to Norse Atlantic Airways. Norway’s newest airline says that it is on track to launch transatlantic flights in Spring 2022.

Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO and Founder, Norse Atlantic Airways, said:

We would like to thank Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority for a constructive and professional process. We are now one important step closer to launching our attractive and affordable flights between Europe and the U.S. in spring next year.

He added:

I would also like to commend my colleagues at Norse for their outstanding efforts getting the important AC in place.

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An AC is the approval granted by a national aviation authority to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for commercial purposes. This requires the operator to have personnel, assets and systems in place to ensure the safety of its employees and the general public.

Lars E. de Lange Kobberstad, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authorities of Norway, said:

We’ve had a good and constructive dialogue with Norse throughout the process of issuing a Norwegian AOC. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to a continued fruitful relationship going forward.

Low cost transatlantic flights

Norse Atlantic Airways is Norway’s newest airline that will offer affordable fares on long-haul flights, primarily between Europe and the United States. The company was founded by CEO and major shareholder Born Tore Larsen in March 2021. The carrier plans to have a fleet of 15 Boeing B787 Dreamliners. The airline has already taken delivery of its first B787. These aircraft will operate flights from Oslo to New York, Florida, Paris and London, among others. Norse plans to start flights in Spring 2022 with first flights departing to selected cities in the United States.

Featured image by Norse Atlantic Airways

What do you think of Norse Atlantic Airways? Do you think the carrier will be successful by offering low cost fares on transatlantic flights after what we have seen with Wow Air and Norwegian? Let me know in the comments section below.

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