Norwegian opens Madrid base with five routes

Celebrating the opening of its Madrid base with a cake and a ribbon cutting ceremony on 3 June, are Norwegian’s cabin crew (left to right): Daniel Otero; Ivan Olasagasti; Balder Pedersen; Lara Martin Cortizo; Paal Wollan; Augustin Alonso; and Fernando Velazquez.

Norwegian opens Madrid base with five routes

The following day, on 4 June, Norwegian’s inaugural flight from Madrid was welcomed with a special cake at Hamburg Airport.

  • Norwegian opened its newest base at Madrid (MAD) with five new routes launched during the course of last week, all which are operated by its 186-seat 737-800s. With the longest sector being the 2,953 -kilometre service to Helsinki (HEL) operated thrice-weekly, and the shortest being inaugurated to Hamburg (HAM) with four weekly flights at 1,783 kilometres, Norwegian will face competition on four of the new airport pairs. Commenting on the opening of the Madrid base, Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian, said: “We are very pleased that our base in Madrid is now operational. There is a great demand for direct flights between the Spanish capital and major cities in Europe. There is also a major passenger potential from the main airport in Madrid.”
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/C Competition (WF)
04 June Madrid (MAD) Hamburg (HAM) 4 B738 germanwings (7)
Helsinki (HEL) 3 Finnair (7)
03 June Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)
04 June Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) 4 SAS (3), Iberia (2)
03 June Warsaw Chopin (WAW) 3 LOT Polish Airlines (7)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 10 June 2014.

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