The rapidly expanding network of Scandinavian-based Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (branded simply as “Norwegian”) is about to get a major boost, with the announcement of 34 soon-to-launch routes set to roll out throughout the Nordic region. The new offerings are scheduled to kick off in March 2012, and will feature flights between cities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland and the rest of Europe, bringing the tally of the airline’s robust network to nearly 300 routes, which spans North Africa and the Middle East, as well.
Some highlights from the new service will include: Bergen–Edinburgh; Oslo–Reykjavik; Stockholm–Corfu; Stockholm–Amsterdam; Copenhagen–Milan; Helsinki–Paris; and more. In addition to the service debuts, Norwegian will be adding capacity to 40 of its most frequented flight routes, with a particular emphasis on Mediterranean destinations. Starting rates are advertised from €27 ($37) one-way.
The airline has attracted a fast following (more than 13 million passengers flew them in 2010) thanks to its competitive pricing and brand-new fleet – most planes come tricked out with extras like free in-flight WiFi (80 percent of its fleet will be equipped by March). The airline is the second largest in Scandinavia (after Scandinavian Airlines), and is the third largest budget airline operating in Europe. Tickets for the new destinations will go on sale tomorrow, November 23, at www.norwegian.com.
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