Flights on several regional routes in Norway to be cut from December 1. Here are the details

Widerøe planePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

There will temporarily be fewer flights on some routes in Lofoten, on Helgeland, in Trøndelag, and in Western Norway from December 1.

The reason is that lower demand is expected during the winter season due to the corona situation, the Ministry of Transport and Communications states.

Since July 1, there have been ordinary route offers on the so-called FOT routes, which are flight routes where the authorities pay a fee for an operator to operate the route, in accordance with established requirements.

“People travel less than before, and that is something that will, unfortunately, last for a while. 

“We do not want to have empty planes in the air, and based on proposals from Widerøe, we have concluded that a reduction on some routes is necessary. 

“These routes will still have several daily departures on weekdays,” Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KrF) noted in a press release.

The changes are expected to last throughout the winter season unless the demand changes.

The routes that are affected are:

  • Leknes – Bodø
  • Svolvær – Bodø
  • Mo i Rana – Bodø / Trondheim
  • Sandnessjøen – Rørvik / Trondheim
  • Rørvik – Sandnessjøen / Trondheim
  • Førde – Oslo
  • Sogndal – Oslo
  • Sandane – Oslo

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