Wednesday, November 25, 2009

UPDATED: Long hauls flights with Norwegian may start 2010

Norwegian Air Shuttle is expanding its services. 200 000 more passengers chose Norwegian Air Shuttle flights September 2009 compared to the same month last year, and the airline had 10 million passengers last 12 months. The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, reports November 21st that the Norwegian budget airline has applied for slots in Bangkok and New York, and flights may start Summer 2010.

The only non-stop flight from Oslo to New York is today operated by Continental. Thai Arways operates one non-stop service from Oslo to Bangkok. Feel Air, another new budget airline may also launch direct flights from Oslo to the same two destinations in 2010.

The application for slots may result in flights starting as early as Summer season 2010, starting in March coming year. This depends on the interest for this product in the market, and flights may be postponed to 2011, if interest is low. Norwegian consider offering business travelers and those paying full price more comfort on the new long haul flights, e.g. more leg space.

The airline is, according to the Norwegian newspaper Finansavisen, planning 15 new long-haul non-stop flights from Scandinavia to destinations in the US, Asia and South America. Today the airline's only long-haul flights are from Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo to Dubai.

The new flights will be flown with leased Boeing 767 or Airbus A330 with room for up to 300 passagerer.

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(Photo: Arpingstone)

1 comment:

MSamo said...

As more and more airlines have flights to New York so the flight prices will get cheaper and cheaper