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Norwegian to operate 142 weekly flights to the UK and Ireland from Scandinavia in 2022

Low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced that it will operate 142 weekly flights to the United Kingdom and Ireland from Scandinavia in 2022. The airline will be adding new flights in the market in Summer 2022.

Across its entire European network, Norwegian will offer 259 European routes from Scandanavian countries as travel restrictions ease and quarantine requirements disappear.

Speaking about Norwegian’s 2022 schedule, Geir Karlsen. CEO, Norwegian, said:

We are pleased to be able to present our flying schedule for the next summer season. With this summer schedule, we will continue to deliver on our strategy of investing in Norway and the Nordic region. In recent months, we have noticed an increased demand from customers, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard to their favorite Nordic destinations.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, airlines have been hit hard by travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. The carrier believes that as the rate of people vaccinated against the virus increases, the risk of air travel in 2022 will be significantly lower.

Karlsen added:

Norwegian is now well equipped to look ahead to 2022, although we will continue to some extent to be affected by the pandemic as the industry begins to recover. We have considerable flexibility in the use of our aircraft, and after the restructuring, we have lower debt, an adapted fleet, and organization, and we have received new capital. It has been a tough time, but the result is that we are stronger now than before the pandemic.

After deciding to suspend its long-haul operations to concentrate on short-haul single-aisle flights in Scandanavia and Europe, Norwegian believes it is now on the right track. The airline says that it is focusing on its core business at home and will continue to appeal to customer’s needs by offering competitive low fares across a broad range of domestic and European routes.

From London Gatwick Airport, Norwegian will offer 115-weekly flights to 7 destinations. These are:

  • Stavanger Airport
  • Bergen Airport
  • Oslo Airport
  • Trondheim Airport
  • Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport
  • Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

From Manchester Airport, the airline will offer 8-weekly flights to the following destinations:

  • Stavanger Airport
  • Oslo Airport
  • Bergen Airport
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport

From Edinburgh Airport, Norwegian will operate 15-weekly flights to 3 destinations. These are:

  • Oslo Airport
  • Stockholm Arlanda Airport
  • Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

From Dublin Airport, the carrier will offer a total of 4-weekly flights to the following destinations:

  • Oslo Airport
  • Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

Norwegian currently operates a total of 48 Boeing B737-800 aircrafts .

Featured image by International Flight Network

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