Articles Tagged ‘Norwegian’
Norway’s Widerøe expecting more than three million passengers in 2014; 10th busiest airline in Europe on Tuesdays in February
Widerøe is no longer a subsidiary of SAS, but it continues to be a major player in the Norwegian domestic market, operating more flights than any other airline. We take a look at the airline’s growth over the last decade and reveal which are its busiest airports. Plus a summary of the airline’s international network.
Spanish airport traffic growing again; passenger numbers up 4% in 2014 as Jet2.com, Norwegian and Vueling drive growth
Spain’s airports are bouncing back after passenger numbers declined by 3.5% in 2013 (and 5% in 2012). We reveal which are the fastest-growing airports in the country and which airlines have seen the biggest increase in passenger numbers.
Following the opening of its Madrid base, Norwegian operates flights to Hamburg, Helsinki, Oslo Gardermoen, Stockholm Arlanda and Warsaw Chopin from the Spanish capital, utilising its 737-800s.
Norwegian starts four new routes from Oslo Gardermoen and Madrid to Los Angeles, CA, Oakland, CA, Orlando, FL and London Gatwick, using its 787-8s as well as 737-800s.
There is likely to be a double celebration at this week’s winning airport, as this ‘Arch of Triumph’ winning service took off just 45 minutes after its runway had re-opened after closure for maintenance.
Fifth annual Euro ANNIEs (Part II). germanwings gains two Euro ANNIEs airline awards; surprisingly it’s a no-show from Ryanair
Not one award, but two. It’s all smiles in Cologne as germanwings’ network planning team grab two 2014 Euro ANNIEs. Norwegian and Air Lituanica join the celebrations.
Cologne Bonn welcomes Flybe and Aegean Airlines as traffic grows once more; Ryanair base to open in October
Cologne Bonn grew rapidly between 2002 and 2007 thanks to the development of the German LCC market. After several years of modest traffic reductions, passenger numbers are up once more as Norwegian, Ryanair and Wizz Air join germanwings in once again growing the LCC offering at the airport.
Norwegian starts weekly flights from Oslo Torp to Dubrovnik and thrice-weekly operations from Stockholm Arlanda to Vilnius, using 737-800s.
Norwegian now connects New York JFK to Bergen and Stockholm Arlanda to Oakland with weekly and twice-weekly flights respectively, using its 787-8s.
Last week’s winners and 2014 ‘Arch of Triumph’ leaders Munich Airport proudly exhibit their FTWA certificate. However, 11 more airports throw their respective firefighter’s helmets into the ring this week to see if they can remove the Germans from their #1 position.
Jet2.com Managing Director, Ian Doubtfire, has become the first airline boss to sign up to the challenge to race Wizz Air CEO József Váradi in a bid to win the title of “Fastest Airline Leader in the World” in the 12km running race taking place on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L in September.
Norwegian adds four new services from its fledgling Barcelona base, three from London Gatwick and one from Bergen.