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Norse Atlantic signs network deals with EasyJet, Norwegian, Spirit

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OSLO, July 28 (Reuters) - Long-haul carrier Norse Atlantic Airways said on Thursday it had entered into partnerships that will allow customers of low-cost airlines easyJet, Norwegian Air and Spirit to book transatlantic flights.

Launched in 2021 and starting operations only last month by flying routes between Europe and the United States, Norse needs local partners on both sides of the Atlantic to secure enough passengers, analysts have said.

The so-called virtual interliner agreements give Norse's passengers access to the extensive networks of the three other carriers, with over 600 weekly connections across major European and U.S. hubs, the company said.

"Norse Atlantic is in talks with other airline partners who will join the booking platform soon, we look forward to announcing further agreements in due course," the company said in a statement. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik. Editing by Jane Merriman)