Norwegian launches domestic low-cost routes in Finland
The ribbon for Norwegian’s new domestic route in Finland, from the capital Helsinki in the south to Rovaniemi in the north, was cut by Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos, Helsinki Airport’s VP Heini Noronen-Juhola, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Finland, Leidulv Namtvedt.
Noronen-Juhola also cut the ribbon for Norwegian’s Oulu route, assisted by Norwegian Sweden’s CEO Krister Aarnio.
- Norwegian on 31 March opened its base at Helsinki (HEL), instantly launching two domestic routes. From the Finnish capital in the south, the pan-Nordic low-cost carrier now flies 23 times a week to the northern coastal city of Oulu (OUL) and daily to Rovaniemi (RVN) in the northernmost region of Lapland. The two routes compete with both Finnair and Blue1 (for full details, see this week’s downloadable spreadsheet). Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos commented: “Opening a base here in Helsinki is a milestone for Norwegian. We have had a tremendous response in the Finnish market in terms of ticket sales and are humble to the warm welcome the Finnish people have given us. As a growing airline, we believe that the Finnish market is ready for more competition where both the business and leisure travellers may benefit from fares that everyone can afford to both domestic and international destinations.”
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