With two new routes to Tel Aviv and Agadir and other openings, the airline is raising capacity in Finland by 20%.
Norwegian opened two new direct routes from Helsinki Airport at the weekend. It now flies once a week to Agadir in Morocco and to Tel Aviv in Israel, both of which are operated on Saturdays.
The airline is now investing more in the Finnish market, the airport operator Finavia points out, boosting its capacity in the country by about 20% compared to last year.
It has already increased capacity this year to Spain and has opened a new route to Gdansk, Poland.
To the beach
“The Finnish market is very important for us and we are glad that we can offer another new exciting destination in Helsinki. Tel Aviv is a fascinating combination of history and modern life,” Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s chief commercial officer, said in Helsinki while seeing the new flights off.
“We want to offer our customers more choices and will start operating this direct route from Helsinki to Agadir, known especially as a beach holiday destination. We welcome passengers on board to Agadir with our modern and fuel efficient aircraft.”
Helsinki Airport’s new director Joni Sundelin was also at the ceremony.
“It is great to see how Norwegian keeps growing in Finland, and at the same time makes Helsinki easier to reach from the world,” he said. “Over 20 million passengers will pass through Helsinki Airport this year.”