Widerøe starts a quartet of domestic routes in Norway


Cutting the ribbon in Leknes on 2 April to officially open Widerøe’s new link to Tromsø are Remi Solberg, Mayor of Vestvågøy, and Hans Fredrik Sørdal, Mayor of Flakstad, the two islands that are served by Leknes Airport. The airline will also serve Stokmarknes and Oslo Gardermoen from Leknes with no other carriers flying the routes.

  • Widerøe this week strengthened its position in the Norwegian domestic market by opening up four new unique connections. The airline will offer routes from Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) to Leknes (LKN) and Svolvaer (SVJ), while it will also link Leknes to Stokmarknes (SKN) and Tromsø (TOS). Flights from Gardermoen will be flown twice-weekly while the other two connections from Leknes will be served six times weekly. The average sector length of Widerøe’s new services is 537 kilometres. With these routes the airline now has 21% of seat capacity in the Norwegian domestic market (behind SAS with 43% and Norwegian with 35%) but it accounts for 48% of flights, well ahead of SAS (31%) and Norwegian (19%). Vote for either Oslo Gardermoen’s or Leknes’ cakes in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
1-Apr Leknes (LKN) Stokmarknes (SKN) DH1 (6)  
2-Apr Tromsø (TOS)  
Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) Svolvaer (SVJ) DH1 (2)  
3-Apr Leknes (LKN)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 4 April 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.


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