Transatlantic start-up Norse Atlantic Airways is opening services from the German capital Berlin, operating initially to two US gateways.
Norse Atlantic will serve New York JFK daily from 17 August.
It will expand the fledgling German network with a service to Los Angeles from 19 August, operating three-times weekly.
Norse Atlantic will use Boeing 787s on the routes.
The carrier’s chief executive, Bjorn Tore Larsen, says Berlin has, for “far too long”, been undermined by “poor direct transatlantic connectivity”.
“These two new routes will provide a direct and cost-effective option, saving both money and time, for local and international businesses,” he adds.