Low-cost airline Wizz Air announces six new domestic routes in Norway

Wizz AirPhoto: Patrick Pleul / DPA / NTB
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The low-cost airline Wizz Air announced the launch of another six domestic routes in Norway, including Trondheim-Stavanger and Trondheim-Tromsø.

Wizz Air CEO József Váradi revealed the news during a digital press conference on Thursday. 

He said that pre-bookings of tickets on the routes they have already announced have gone better than expected and that the company is therefore opening more routes.

Now the company will also fly daily between the following Norwegian cities:

  • Trondheim – Stavanger
  • Trondheim – Bodø
  • Tromsø – Bodø
  • Oslo – Ålesund
  • Oslo – Bodø

Additionally, the company will fly between Tromsø and Stavanger three times a week.

Wizz Air has previously announced that they would start with daily flights between Oslo and Bergen, Oslo and Trondheim, and Oslo and Tromsø from November 5.

Boycott

The company received harsh criticism in Norway for its attitudes towards trade unions, among other things, after Varadi stated that they were a “trade union-free” company.

Several unions have called for a boycott of Wizz Air, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) said she would not fly with the company.

“I fully respect her views. I hope that she changes her mind when she understands the effect of Wizz Air and the values ​​we bring to the country,” Váradi said during the press conference.

“Not my decision”

He denied that they refuse employees to unionize but said that this is up to the employees themselves.

“It’s not my decision. It is a decision that must be made by the people in the company and not by people outside,” he said.

He also denied that the company has squeezed out people who made unionizing efforts in other countries.

Wizz Air has had international routes from Norway for several years. 

Today, it flies to nine Norwegian airports from abroad, but it is only now that they start flying between Norwegian cities. 

In 2019, Wizz Air was the fifth largest airline at Avinor, with over 1 million passengers.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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