Widerøe will take two new aircraft out of its fleet and justifies the cuts with the introduction of the controversial plane seat fee.
– The fee has a very, very negative impact on the small routes in rural areas, communications manager of Widerøe,Nigel Brandvoll, says to E24.
The airline took two aircraft out of its fleet in April and towards winter they will take out two additional aircraft. This means cuts in routes and capacity. Exactly how these aspects of Widerøe’s operations will be affected is still not certain, but Brandvoll says the routes along the Norwegian coast is particularly vulnerable, since they are already hit by the oil crisis.
– The introduction of the fee makes finding a way for us to compensate for the decline in the oil industry quite hopeless for us, so we can not exclude that we will make further cuts, she says.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today