Competition is heating up over Paris.
Low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways said Tuesday that it will launch flights between New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) beginning in March.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after New York-based JetBue similarly revealed plans to fly between New York and Paris, throwing new competition into a market largely dominated by the joint venture between Delta and Air France-KLM.
On March 26th, Norse Atlantic’s first France flight will take off, joining others from Oslo, Berlin, and London Gatwick. CDG-JFK will run 1 daily using 787-9s. It’ll have the following schedule, with all times local. JFK’s lack of slots primarily drives the timings:
- Paris CDG to JFK: N0301, 19:45-22:00 (8h 15m block time)
- JFK to CDG: N0302, 00:30-14:05+1 (7h 35m)
Norse will be entering an increasingly competitive environment. It’ll face Air France, American, Delta, and JetBlue between CDG and JFK, along with Air France and United to Newark. From Orly, there’s Air France to JFK and french bee and La Compagnie between Orly and Newark. However, Norse will be the only ‘real’ budget operator from CDG to New York.