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Ryanair reveals new Nordic routes

The low-cost carrier has announced a number of new routes for its next winter programme.

Ryanair has announced several new routes from Denmark and Norway starting later this year.

From Oslo’s Torp Sandefjord airport it will fly to Katowice in Poland with three departures per week starting October 29, as part of Ryanair’s winter programme.

It also confirms that a new route to Malta, which starts on April 3, will continue throughout the winter.

“The Polish market from Norway is very large and the demand for routes here is increasing. Ryanair is also increasing its capacity in Gdansk and Krakow in the winter schedules and will have very good capacity from Torp to Poland,” says Tine Kleive-Mathisen, the airport’s marketing and communications manager.

Airlines start their summer routes at the end of this month, which the airport in Sandefjord says will bring “large capacity increases to several destinations”.

A route to Hamburg restarts with two weekly departures and there will be increases in the capacity of routes to Bergamo, London, Malaga and Alicante.

Regional carrier Widerøe will also fly this summer directly from Oslo Torp to both Bodø and Tromsø, twice a week.

The airport is also emphasising the role of the Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the resurgent Premier League football team Manchester United, saying there are flights direct to Manchester four days a week, with Liverpool not far away.

From Denmark
From Copenhagen, Ryanair has announced a new route to Gdansk, a daily service commencing in October and lasting until March 2020.

From Billund, meanwhile, the low-cost carrier will fly twice a week to Dublin from October, also at least until March next year.

Copenhagen-Gdansk starts on October 27, departing the airline’s base in Gdansk at 06:50 every morning with an arrival in Copenhagen at 07:50. The plane returns at 08:15 with an arrival at 09.20.

SAS already flies four times a day from Copenhagen to Gdansk with a 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900, departing at 08:10. Ryanair, however, will deploy its usual 189-seat Boeing 737-800.

Billund-Dublin is twice a week but it is unclear which days. There are no competitors on this city pair, although the new airline Great Dane has announced a twice-a-week service between Aalborg and Dublin from June 21.

From Sweden
Ryanair is also launching two routes between Göteborg Landvetter Airport this winter, both of them to Poland, to Gdansk and Katowice. Including these, it will be flying to 19 destinations from Gothenburg.

Air traffic between Landvetter and Poland has doubled in two years, which the Swedish airport says is “quite evenly divided between Polish passengers visiting Sweden and Swedish passengers visiting Poland”.

Now, in addition to the current routes to Warsaw and Krakow, Ryanair will fly to Gdansk three times a week and to Katowice twice a week.

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