Norwegian, along with representatives from Norwegian and Spanish authorities, today marked the opening of its newest base in Spain. It is strategically important for Norwegian to have a base in the Spanish capital in light of its presence in the Spanish market, as well as in terms of Norwegian’s international expansion.
Madrid is Norwegian’s sixth base in Spain, along with Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Las Palmas and Tenerife. Norwegian also has bases in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, as well as in England, the US and Thailand.
“We are very pleased that our base in Madrid is now operational. There is a great demand for direct flights between the Spanish capital and major cities in Europe. There is also a major passenger potential from the main airport in Madrid,” says Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos.
Creating new jobs locally
Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based in Madrid and around 75 pilots and cabin crew have already been recruited to the base. Norwegian currently offers 64 weekly flights and eight routes from Madrid (Copenhagen, London, Helsinki, Oslo, Malta, Hamburg, Warsaw and Stockholm). In total, Norwegian’s Spanish bases operate 116 routes to and from Spain.