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Widerøe reveals new Norway domestic route

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Regional airline “considerably boosting connectivity” this winter
The Nordic regional airline Widerøe is “considerably boosting connectivity” across Norway this winter, directly linking Oslo, Namsos and Rørvik for the first time from December.
The carrier has confirmed a four times weekly domestic connection between its hub Oslo and its regional airports Namsos and Rørvik, both of which are located to the north of Trondheim.
Using 39-seat DHC-8-100s, Widerøe will operate Rørvik-Namsos-Oslo-Namsos-Rørvik, launching on 4 December.
“These services are hugely important for those living in Norway and will see a boost in the connectivity across the region,” says Jasper Spruit, VP for traffic development at airport operator Avinor.
“Being able to establish such customised flights with Widerøe, which have been well-adapted for both business travellers and tourists, perfectly fits into our objectives to better connect our country as well as ensure Oslo’s growth as Norway’s international hub.”
Following Widerøe’s revelation that the world’s first Embraer 190-E2 commercial flight will take place from Bergen next year, offering nearly 50% more seats than its existing aircraft, the airline’s latest announcement will add more than 1,200 monthly seats to the Norwegian domestic market from Oslo.
Facing no direct competition, Namsos and Rørvik become the 15th and 16th domestic destinations served by the carrier from Oslo this winter.
“It’s been an extremely cooperative process,” Amund Hellesø, Mayor of Vikna Municipality added. “Widerøe and Avinor have created a link which gives everyone the opportunity to work and live where they want, plus the new timetable offers capacity when people really need to travel.”
TTG Nordic

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