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Norwegian launches new UK and Germany routes

Paul O'Mahony · 17 Feb 2010, 16:58

Published: 17 Feb 2010 16:58 GMT+01:00

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The airline will run a six-day service on the Arlanda-Gatwick route from April 29th, with no flights on Saturdays.

"Today, there is no low cost alternative to London from Arlanda. London is one of the most popular destinations for Swedes on leisure travel, and there is also significant business volume on the route," said spokesman Daniel Skjeldam in a statement.

Beginning on May 6th, Norwegian's flights to Edinburgh will depart from Arlanda three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

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The Munich service will offer three departures a week from Arlanda, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The service to the Bavarian capital starts on May 7th.

Paul O'Mahony (paul.omahony@thelocal.com)

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18:00 February 17, 2010 by just a question
Good for Norwegian! reasonable prices and good service.

SAS should learn from them.
18:19 February 17, 2010 by ingka
Norwegian .... check out Växjö airport, we badly need a connection to Amsterdam :-)
18:58 February 17, 2010 by hjoian
about time a reasonable price route to Gatwick...well done
19:00 February 17, 2010 by Twiceshy
They're doing what Sterling stopped doing when they went bankrupt.
19:35 February 17, 2010 by Joyous
Well done. When will they have a service from Gothenburg, preferably Landvetter to London Gatwick. We badly need one because all airlines going to the Caribbean leave from Gatwick and we are so tired going to Copenhagen to get to Gatwick then sleep in Gatwick airport over night when this is a 2 hour flight from Gothenberg.
20:08 February 17, 2010 by andersonking
Lets hope they see the light and re-instate the Malmo to London route, which was once a huge cash cow for Ryannair and is now not serviced at all!
01:03 February 18, 2010 by Beavis
I doubt theyll put in Malmö to London with CPH so close, but any of the routes SAS have a monopoly or near monopoly on would be great. Glad to see Norwegain expanding
09:53 February 18, 2010 by ADJB
Great Norwegian !! Take a look at flights to the Midlands areas too (Manchester, East Midlands and Birmíngham). Maybe even the new airport near Doncaster (Strangely named Robin Hood ?)
13:20 February 18, 2010 by Nemesis
This is very good news.

Norwegian is brilliant if you have a lot of kids as they have flexible arrangements for baggage. When booking it is easy to arrange for an extra bag.

Copenhagen to Dublin is very good, although the staff in Copenhagen need to have an attitude change and become a bit more friendly early in the morning.

I hope at some point they consider a weekly flight from Sverige or Copenhagen to Belfast international.
14:25 February 18, 2010 by LailaC1
Norwegian - please look at a nortern UK airport too to go back to Arlanda! I'd use you any day over Ryanair!!!
14:04 February 22, 2010 by Tim Hipkiss
I agree with LailaC1 - 25 million people live in the English Midlands and northern England (i.e. where a London aitport isn't handy), yet there are very few direct flights from Arlanda. Have any Swedes discovered the UK outside of London yet? Lead the way Norwegian!
15:17 February 22, 2010 by bravedave
Ryan Air fly from Gatwick to Skavsta but this is great news, more competitive pricing for all, more options can only be a good thing.

Norwegian have bascially taken over the route that Sterling used to do, Ember Airlines (Sterlings predecessor) were too slow off the mark.

Like the route to Munich awell, perfect timing.
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