Cheap long-haul flights from BER: Soon there will be Berlin - New York from 160 euros

Without changing from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) to the USA: This should be possible on two other routes from this summer. The Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways announced on Wednesday that it will be flying non-stop from BER to New York and Los Angeles from mid-August. With the two new long-haul connections, the number of routes between BER and the USA increases to three. United Airlines has been flying to Newark near New York since the end of March.

From August 17th, daily direct flights will connect BER Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York, Norse Atlantic announced. Tickets are said to be available from 160 euros each way. From August 19, the airline also wants to fly three times a week between BER and Los Angeles. On this route, the ticket price should start at 189 euros, it said.

Airline has only existed since the beginning of last year

Sales have started for both routes, the company said. There are three tariff options with different conditions to choose from. Passengers can choose between Economy and Premium Class. “Our premium cabin offers an industry-leading 43-inch seat pitch and 12-inch recline, allowing passengers to arrive at their destination refreshed,” the airline advertises.

Norse Atlantic is a Norwegian airline that advertises low fares. The company, which is based in Arendal in southern Norway, has only existed since early 2021. In January this year, it received approval from the US Department of Transport to fly from Norway and the European Union to the US. The fleet currently consists of four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Eleven more Boeing machines are to be purchased.

Also from Oslo to Florida

So far, the airline has not started commercial flight operations. The first to start on June 14 is the operation between the Norwegian capital Oslo and New York JFK, it said. Airline tickets start at $112 each way. Additional routes are planned from Oslo to Fort Lauderdale-Miami and Orlando in Florida and to Los Angeles. The information on the website also shows that Norse Atlantic also wants to fly from London Gatwick to New York and Oslo.

The two new direct flights between Berlin and the US offer “a direct and cost-effective option that saves both money and time,” said Bjørn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.

The capital region suffers from the fact that traveling to other continents in most cases requires a transfer at other airports. That’s why the airline FBB has been trying to get more long-haul connections for years – so far without any resounding success. Berlin and Brandenburg are primarily a destination for tourist and other private transport. Other regions are frequented by business people, which gives airlines greater profit margins. There are currently only four direct connections from BER to other continents.

United Airline doesn’t fly from Berlin to Washington after all

At the end of March, United Airlines announced that the originally announced second Berlin route, which was supposed to lead to Washington, will not be put into operation for the time being. A new date has not yet been announced. “Decisions are made based on many factors, including demand, cost and resources, but the customer always comes first. We have therefore decided to initially focus on the daily connection from BER to New York,” said a spokeswoman for the Berliner Zeitung.

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