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Norwegian (photo by David Charles Peacock)

Norwegian adds routes from Norway

Both year-round and seasonal routes are added to the low-cost carrier’s home network.

More details of Norwegian’s summer 2018 expansion plans at Norway’s airports have been revealed, with new year-round and seasonal routes to Albania, France and Spain to be introduced from February onwards.

The low-cost carrier will add new routes to two destinations in France and Spain as well as introduce direct flights to Albania, a completely new country market from Norway.

The five new city pairs, split between Oslo and Bergen airports, is part of a planned expansion at Norwegian, which will see the airline add another four 737-800s to its hub at the Norwegian capital.

Oslo-Paris Charles de Gaulle will start on February 28 with six flights a week, daily from March 31, as a year-round service. Then Bergen-Madrid launches on March 25 twice a week, also as a year-round service.

On April 28, flights from Oslo to Bastia on the island of Corsica start as a once-a-week route, ending on October 13.

Later, Oslo-Ibiza will resume as a summer service for the first time since 2014, twice a week from June 18 until August 10, while Oslo-Tirana will be operated twice weekly from June 18 until August 11.

Home market
“Norwegian is a strong partner for Avinor and we are delighted that it is further strengthening its presence at its largest hub, Oslo. With this expansion we expect a large increase in inbound tourism from our European network via Oslo to Avinor’s regional airports, which will further stimulate traffic,” enthuses Jasper Spruit, the Norwegian airport operator’s VP for traffic development.

“The investment that the carrier is putting into Avinor’s airports this year is significant, as we expect Norwegian to add around 1.2 million two-way seats across our hubs and gateways. We thank the airline for its continued faith in its home market.”

Avinor’s airports will offer connections to over 40 countries around the world this summer, with Norwegian’s new flights to Albania adding to the tally. It also brings the number of countries in Central and Eastern Europe connected direct from the operator’s airports to 15.

Spain is already Norway’s fifth largest country market, with France in ninth place. This summer’s expansion to these countries will see the two markets grow to almost 1.5 million one-way seats combined.

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