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7 JUNE 2021
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Norway’s latest budget airline has been launched.
Flyr’s launch network will consist of five domestic and three international routes from Norway’s capital Oslo (OSL), with the carrier’s inaugural flight set to take off before the end of the month.
The airline, backed by industry veteran Erik Braathen, plans to begin commercial service with flights to Tromsø operating up to 19 weekly services from 30 June.
Two more domestic destinations, Bodø and Harstad-Narvik, join the carrier’s network the following day. The routes will receive seven and 12 flights per week respectively.
Bergen and Trondheim complete Flyr’s domestic schedule from 16 August.
International services are planned from 21 August connecting Oslo with Alicante and Malaga (Spain), alongside Nice (France). No UK destinations as yet.
In a statement, Flyr said its first Boeing 737-800 would arrive in Norway “soon” and the operating licence would be in place “well before” 30 June. “The company will expand the number of aircraft and destinations in line with demand,” the carrier added.
Wizz Air has confirmed it will exit Norway’s domestic market from mid-June – just seven months after beginning flights within the Scandinavian country. Norway’s domestic market continues to be well-served, with SAS, Widerøe and Norwegian the country’s three largest players.
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Andrew Sharp, Surbiton
... and I like Norway for holidays!
Jim Craddock, London W1
The big question is “Will they fly to Gatwick?” Or even Stansted. The Norwegians do like England for shopping.