Norwegian launched flights from Billund to Ponta Delgada on 7 May, becoming the Danish airport’s ninth new route this year. Other new destinations which have been, or will soon be, added to the airport’s departure boards this year include Dublin (launching 28 October), Faro, Edinburgh, Prague, Krakow, Kiev, Timisoara (3 September) and Vienna. Norwegian opened its base at Billund Airport on 1 April, and it now operates seven schedules routes from the airport.
- Norwegian, which opened its base at Billund (BLL) at the start of the S19 season, has introduced a further two scheduled routes from Denmark’s second busiest airport. On 7 May, the LCC launched services to Ponta Delgada (PDL). The carrier will serve the 3,265-kilometre route weekly (Tuesdays). On 11 May, the airline introduced a weekly (Saturdays) operation on a 2,445-kilometre sector to Faro (FAO). Based on OAG Schedules Analyser data, neither route will face direct competition at the time of launch, and both routes will be flown using 737-800s. With this launch, it brings to seven the number of scheduled destinations that Norwegian flies from Billund. It also operates to Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Oslo Gardermoen and Palma de Mallorca. Along with these scheduled services, the airline also operates charter flights to Chania, Kos, Rhodes and Zante on behalf of Bravo Tours, one of the largest travel agencies in Denmark.