5 JANUARY 2015
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Scandinavian budget carrier Norwegian is to introduce services from Birmingham Airport.
The airline will serve Barcelona, Madrid and Malaga from next summer and is also adding a Malaga route from Edinburgh. Norwegian is in fact replicating its successful strategy at Gatwick where it originally based a minimum number of aircraft and spread thinly it operations to popular destinations.
Barcelona will be flown from Birmingham twice a week from 1 June; Madrid three times weekly from 31 March and Malaga three times a week from 30 March.
Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are looking forward to offering our low fares and award-winning service to travellers in the greater Birmingham area and welcoming them on board our brand new and more environmentally friendly fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with free wi-fi.”
Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive, Birmingham Airport added: “We are very pleased to be able to announce this new airline and offer more new routes from Birmingham, and I thank Norwegian for choosing to launch Birmingham to these popular Spanish destinations.
“Although Norwegian is new to the Midlands market, I am certain that consumers – both business and leisure – will be impressed with the carrier’s low fares and efficient service.”
The Edinburgh – Malaga service will run twice a week from 31 March. www.norwegian.com
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