New international flight coming to South Africa

 ·29 Apr 2024

Norse Atlantic Airways will launch a route connecting London Gatwick Airport with Cape Town International Airport on October 28th, 2024.

The low-cost Norweigan Airline will operate flights three times a week, with flights leaving Cape Town on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Flights will depart London Gatwick at 20:00 and land in Cape Town at 09:30 the following morning.

Flights departing from Cape Town will leave at 11:45 and arrive at London Gatwick at 21:35 the same day.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new route between London and Cape Town. By breaking the duopoly (Virgin Atlantic and British Airways) on this route, we are not only expanding travel options for consumers but also driving down costs and putting the customer back in the pilot’s seat,” said Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.

Norse Atlantic, which only uses the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offers two cabin choices: economy and Norse Premium. Passengers can also choose from a range of fares: Light, Classic, and Flextra.

Light fares are the airline’s value option, while Flextra fares include the maximum baggage allowance, two meal services and greater ticket flexibility.

Fares for economy start at £499 (R11,800) return in Economy and £1,199 (R28,000) return in Norse Premium class.

With Norse Atlantic being a low-cost airline, its flight prices are lower than Virgin Atlantic and British Airways for a similar route (Depart from Cape Town on Sunday, November 3rd and return from London on Saturday, November 9th):

AirlineLowest FareHighest Fare
Virgin AtlanticR18 730R94 968
British AirwaysR18 980R108 018
Norse AtlanticR13 814R39,343
Flight Prices are prone to change

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