Posted on: 31 March 2011 by Mark Howells
Norwegian has opened its new base at Helsinki Airport and begun flights from Helsinki to Oulu and Rovaniemi, the two domestic services to operate from the base alongside 11 international routes.
Currently the international flights go to just Oslo and Stockholm, both launched in spring 2010, but during this spring, the airline will add nine international routes to its weekly schedule.
“Opening a base in Helsinki is a milestone for Norwegian. We’ve had tremendous response in the Finnish market in terms of ticket sales and are humble to the warm welcome our Finnish customers have given us. As a growing airline, we believe that the Finnish market is ready for more competition where both the business and leisure travellers may benefit from fares that everyone can afford,” declared Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos.
Four daily flights will serve the Helsinki–Oulu route and one daily flight will operate between Helsinki and Rovaniemi.