5 JANUARY 2015


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Article from BTNews 5 JANUARY 2015

Norwegian into Birmingham

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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