WizzAir announced that it will be starting domestic flights in Norway.
Good news for Norwegian travellers!! Hungary’s WizzAir is continuing its aggressive expansion. The ultra low-cost airline will be opening up a base in Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport in November. The airline will begin flying on three domestic routes.
WizzAir’s domestic expansion in Norway was announced by WizzAir’s CEO József Váradi at a media conference. “We’ve seen that Norway has been close to a duopoly between Norwegien and SAS. We want to break that duopoly and bring in credible alternatives”, said József Váradi.
From Oslo, the flights will be operated to Bergen, Tromsø and Trondheim. For now, the flights between Oslo and Bergen and Oslo and Trondheim will run four times a day and Oslo and Tromsø two times a day. WizzAir plans to house two single-aisle Airbus airplanes at Oslo.
“Once we are in the market, we will get more appetite for it and do more. Ultimately our long-term goal is to become one of the most significant airlines in the country,” said Mr. Váradi. “We think simple. If we get the results we want from the market, then we step up and do more.”
WizzAir already has a strong presence around Norway’s airports. It flies to 11 airports in Norway from destinations around Europe. In my opinion, WizzAir will leave SAS( Scandinavian Airlines) and Norwegian airline worried.
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