Shaking hands at the inaugural Norwegian flight between Helsinki and Amsterdam on 20 April are Captain Peter Andersson, and Finavia Key Account & Business Development Manager Mikko Komi. The route will be flown twice-weekly on the airline’s 737-800s. The city pairing is already flown by KLM, Finnair and Transavia.
- Norwegian has become the fourth carrier to connect Helsinki (HEL) to Amsterdam (AMS), with the LCC joining KLM (three times daily), Finnair (twice-daily) and Transavia (four times weekly) on the 1,521-kilometre sector, with the latter having only served the route since 3 April. The service which began on 20 April, will be offered twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) using 737-800s. This becomes the airline’s fourth route to Amsterdam, with it also serving the city from Copenhagen, Oslo Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda. The next route launch for Norwegian from Helsinki will be to Pristina on 22 June, while a weekly link to Varna in Bulgaria will begin 1 July. This summer the carrier will be operating 18% more flights from the Finnish capital compared with S16 according to OAG schedules data.