Flyr and Norwegian see notable increase in ticket sales 

Norwegian planePhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB

After the pilot strike in SAS started almost a week ago, competitors’ ticket sales rose sharply. Flyr has registered increased ticket sales of more than 60%.

“When the strike was announced on Tuesday morning, sales increased immediately,” communications director Anita Svanes in Flyr told the newspaper Aftenposten.

The one-year-old airline noticed immediately that many SAS flights had been canceled recently. In the last week, Flyr has increased ticket sales by more than 60% compared to the week before.

Norwegian is also selling many more tickets at the moment. Since the SAS strike came into force, they have sold almost 50% more tickets than the week before.

“We see a marked increase. Many people want to book airline tickets very close to the day they actually want to travel and sometimes also the same day,” communications director at Norwegian Grete Roald told Aftenposten.

Since the SAS pilots went on strike, about 30,000 passengers have been affected daily. The airline has estimated that they are losing between NOK 100 and 130 million every day due to the strike.

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