Posted on: 30 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Norwegian is to open a new base of operations in Tenerife, alongside which it will expand its Spanish route network by adding more destinations and frequencies.
The new base at Tenerife South Airport (TFS) is Norwegian’s fourth base in Spain, along with Alicante, Malaga and Las Palmas.
“Our new base at Tenerife is established to meet the great demand for quality flights at a low fare between Europe and this beautiful island. We see a major passenger potential between Spain, Germany and UK,” explained Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “The great response to our routes between Spain and the Nordic countries also encourages us to increase frequencies to our existing route map.”
Norwegian will open two new routes between Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) and Gran Canaria and Tenerife on 1 and 2 February 2014 respectively. The airline will also increase the number of flights between Hamburg and Malaga and Tenerife as well as between Malaga and Munich and Malaga and Köln.
From the end of October, Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between Malaga and London Gatwick as well as four weekly flights between Tenerife and London. Norwegian will begin operating daily flights between Malaga and London from 14 February as well as daily flights between Tenerife and London from 31 January.
The flight schedule increases on Scandinavia–Spain routes are as follows.
Between Malaga and Oslo, Norwegian will operate five weekly flights until 31 December 2013 – on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Between 14 February until 5 March, there will be six weekly flights. From 5 March, there will be seven weekly flights. The carrier will also will operate two weekly flights between Tenerife and Oslo.
In Sweden, Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between Stockholm Arlanda and Tenerife until 29 March 2014 – on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline will also operate two weekly flights between Gothenburg and Tenerife until 25 March 2014 – on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Connecting with Denmark, Norwegian will operate three weekly flights between Copenhagen and Tenerife until 27 March 2014 – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.