Flying to the US is a dream for many, but it damn sure doesn’t come cheap. Jetting out from London to New York is usually going to set you back far north of £300 – and that’s just the prices on the lower end!
Some routes between London and the US that are, in fairness, still pretty pricy – but significantly cheaper – look likely to be given the go ahead in a bid to make travel across the Atlantic more viable.
The UK end of Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways have been given the green light to launch a handful of new routes between the two countries, opening up some increasingly affordable options. Norse is a new airline in itself, launching last year with a very reasonably-priced route between London Gatwick and New York JFK Airport; starting at just £255 for a return ticket.
By March 2023, the airline hopes to launch brand new routes between London and a host of new US cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and more. Though plans currently only place these routes for London, the capital is a common stop-off city for travellers in the UK and many other parts of Europe, meaning the fresh batch of routes should serve to make flights to the US easier for many.
This comes in part due to changes in regulations which meant the airline had to route all their flights through Norway. Now, the US Department of Transport has green-lit plans to allow direct flights from the UK and US on this airline.