February 24, 2024

Norwegian to resume short-haul routes

By Steve Hartridge, published 17/06/20

Norwegian will restart flights from Gatwick and Edinburgh to Oslo and Copenhagen from July 1.

London to Oslo will be operated seven times a week, London to Copenhagen six times a week and Edinburgh to Oslo and Copenhagen twice a week respectively.

Since April Norwegian has only operated eight aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, but will bring back another 12 aircraft for these core routes.

CEO Jacob Schram said: “Feedback from our customers has shown that they are keen to get back in the air and resume their travels with Norwegian beyond the current domestic services that we have been operating.

“Norwegian is returning to European skies with the reintroduction of more aircraft to serve our key destinations which will ensure that we remain in line with competing carriers.

“As competition in the industry begins to recover over the summer period Norwegian will be in a position to continue to offer our customers great value and service while contributing to the gradual yet important return to normality for both the tourism sector and society as a whole. Safety remains our top priority and we have introduced a number of specific measures to further reduce the already low risk of infection on board.”

Travellers must use a face mask and will be asked to keep their distance during boarding and disembarking.

Passengers will be seated with as much distance between them as possible, with the mid-row seats the last to be occupied.

Hand luggage should be placed under the seat in front to minimise queuing in the cabin and there is no catering on board to minimise contact between passengers and crew.