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Turkish Airlines boosts Oslo capacity

The Turkish carrier starts daily departures with one of its bigger wide-body A330s to the Norwegian capital.

With daily departures scheduled for one of its larger wide-body Airbus A330s, Turkish Airlines has now increased its capacity and travel options from Oslo, according to the Norwegian airport operator Avinor.

April 10 marked the first of these departures from Oslo Gardermoen to Istanbul. Turkey’s national airline will now use its A330 on the route on a permanent basis, meaning improved capacity, more travel options and business class for passengers travelling between Oslo and the rest of the world, Avinor says.

“Travelling to Turkey is quickly gaining popularity again and Istanbul in particular is becoming a popular hub for Norwegian travellers who plan to travel further across the globe,” said Jasper Spruit, Avinor’s vice president for traffic development.

“The fact that Turkish Airlines is increasing capacity for both passengers and shipping is a very positive sign for economic growth in Norway.”

Water salute and cake
The launch event was attended by representatives from Avinor and Turkish Airlines, who joined the crew and passengers to celebrate the first departure with a cake, refreshments and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“The full business-class service on this route ensures that travellers from Oslo Airport can benefit from the same standard throughout their trip, which, in turn, helps to increase the appeal of our offering”, explained Spruit.

True to tradition, the fire and rescue services also attended the event to provide the water salute before the aircraft departed for Istanbul.

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