Published on : Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Norway’s largest airline and low-cost carrier Norwegian Air recently announced that it is finally planning to resume operations after surviving the worst crisis in history due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline has decided to flights from London Gatwick and Edinburgh to Oslo and Copenhagen from July 1.
Flights from London to Oslo will be operated seven times a week and flights from London to Copenhagen will be active six times a week. All flights from Edinburgh to Oslo and Copenhagen would fly two times a week respectively. Norwegian has only operated eight aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, since April. Another 12 aircraft will re-join the fleet and be put into operation across Scandinavia to serve the carrier’s core destinations.
The airline will Norwegian will operate 76 routes across Europe from the airline’s Scandinavian hubs, starting from July compared to the 13 domestic Norway only flights served today. Other destinations would include Spain, Greece and key European cities. The carrier will also announce further destinations and increase in frequency in due course with regard to passenger demand and government travel restrictions.
Jacob Schram, Chief Executive, Norwegian Air said in a statement that the airlines have received feedback from customers that has showcased that they are eager to return to the skies resume their travels with Norwegian beyond the current domestic services that are being operated at present. He mentioned that the airline is returning to European skies with the reintroduction of more aircraft to serve key destinations that will ensure that the carrier stays in line with competing carriers.
He also informed that safety continues to be the top priority for the airline and hence it has introduced a number of specific measures to reduce the already low risk of infection on board even further. He mentioned that Norwegian will be in a position to continue offering customers great value and service in a time when competition in the industry is set to recover over the summer period. He concluded that the carrier will also contribute to the gradual yet important return to normality for both the tourism sector and society as a whole.