An airline is flogging flights from London Gatwick to New York JFK for just £255 return – so if you’ve ever fancied a trip to the Big Apple, now is your chance.
Norse Atlantic Airways is launching daily flights from Gatwick to JFK from 12 August using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and it is also set to announce other US destinations in the future.
Bjorn Tore Larsen, boss of Norse, said: “We are very pleased to now be able to welcome customers looking to book great value flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK.
“Customers now have an affordable option allowing them to book a last-minute trip or a holiday of a lifetime with an airline that offers choice and flexibility.”
Gatwick Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said: “We are delighted to welcome Norse Atlantic Airways to Gatwick.
“It’s always great to see a new tail on the airfield but the arrival of a new airline following the turbulent past two years for the industry, and one that will be offering fantastic long-haul routes across the Atlantic, is particularly exciting news.
“Passengers across London and the South East will now be able to benefit from another transatlantic service from Gatwick, with Norse offering excellent value for money for those flying out for a dream holiday, or important business trip, to New York, one of the world’s most famous and dynamic cities.”
Norse isn’t the only airline offering cheap flights as restrictions ease – Jet2 and Ryanair have both been offering cut-price travel in recent weeks.
As travel has been banned – or heavily restricted – for the past couple of years, many of us are planning our first summer holiday since 2019.
And those who are planning a getaway in the coming weeks have been urged to check their passports before they fly.
Since leaving the EU, Brits will need a minimum of three months left on their passport from the date of arrival to fly to most EU countries, including Spain, Portugal and France.
Other destinations, including Turkey and the US, will require six months left on your passport from the date of your arrival.
Anyone who does need to renew is being warned that it could take up to 10 weeks to get your new passport – meaning if you plan on going away in August, you need to apply now.
Online passport renewals cost £75.50, while postal renewals will set you back £85.
Online renewals are done via the government’s online service and postal instructions can be found on the Post Office’s check-and-send service.