Thursday, December 06, 2007

More non-stop services from Oslo to New York?

Tore Grundstad, the CEO of Continental Airlines in Norway wants to extend the airlines non-stop services from one to two a day during peak season in 2008.

Continental took over the only non-stop flight from Oslo to Newark International Airport from SAS in 2004, and it has been a success story for the American air carrier.

In 2004 there were three weekly flights from Oslo. Continental has gradually extended its schedule, and today planes leaving from Gardermoen airport are booked over the 80% average that Continental has on its European flights. From January 2008 there will be daily transatlantic services from Oslo.

Continental may even plan to increase its current capacity by switching their current Boeing 757 planes with 175 seats to Boeing 767's with around 240 seats. This increase may bee good news for the travellers, as it may increase the number of low-price tickets.

Source: Aftenposten. Read the full story here

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