Several months after it signed a codeshare agreement with KLM, Widerøe approves one with Air France.
The Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe says that a new agreement with Air France is ensuring better routing between the various parts of Norway and the rest of the world.
Air France partner KLM entered into a partnership with Widerøe earlier this year, and now it is confirmed that Air France and Widerøe have also signed a codeshare deal.
The agreement means that passengers can fly with both airlines on the same booking, gaining access to a better range of global routes with greater flexibility on the journey.
It will give passengers – especially those who live outside Oslo – a new approach to Air France’s international network, while at the same time it means passengers in Air France’s markets will get improved connections to tourist destinations in northern and western Norway.
Freedom of travel
The agreement is already in force. Air France has added an AF code on Widerøe’s domestic routes, allowing passengers to change flights in Oslo and Bergen to continue their journey with the same ticket and check-in to and from smaller airports around Norway.
The cooperation covers the following routes: Bergen – Aberdeen, Billund, Gothenburg, Florø, Ålesund, Molde, Kristiansund, Sandefjord (Torp), Kristiansand, Bodø and Tromsø; Oslo – Stokmarknes, Leknes, Mosjøen, Mo i Rana, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Florø, Gothenburg, Ørsta-Volda (Hovden); and Copenhagen – Kristiansand and Sandefjord (Torp).
“Widerøe is working continuously to improve the flight offer for our customers in District Norway. We have collaborative agreements with many companies and now we expand our cooperation with Air France,” said Christian Skaug, the Norwegian carrier’s commercial director.
“Air France and KLM’s major networks provide access to more destinations for Widerøe’s customers and better access to all Norway for foreign tourists.”
Halvor Gløersen, sales director at Air France KLM Norway: “Our cooperation with Widerøe will be of great importance to Norwegians living and commuting from the districts. Direct connection to an international network of destinations on one and the same ticket will give greater freedom of travel.”