The Hungarian airline Wizz Air is opening domestic routes in Norway, as a competitor to SAS and Norwegian.
Initially, there will be three domestic routes in Norway – from Oslo to Bergen, Oslo to Trondheim, and Oslo to Tromsø.
There will be four daily round trips from Oslo to Bergen and Oslo to Tromsø, while there will be two from Oslo to Trondheim.
The low-cost carrier will charge from NOK 199 per ticket on the mentioned routes.
The flights will start on November 5.
The aircraft company will use Airbus 320 and 321 with 230 seats in Norway.
“This is a milestone for Wizz Air and also a big day for Norway,” CEO József Váradi said at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, according to newspaper DN.
Growing in Norway
At the press conference, Várandi emphasized the importance of sustainable finances, and that this is something the company is bringing to Norway.
He added that the company has a great appetite for the Norwegian market and that the goal is growth.
Wizz Air is Hungary’s largest airline and the second-largest low-cost airline in Europe, with a fleet of 133 aircraft.
In Norway, the company has routes from Bergen, Bodø, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Molde, Gardermoen, Torp, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim, and Ålesund.
The news comes after it was announced that Erik G. Braathen, who has a background as a board member and investor in Norwegian, will start up a new airline.
The new airline plans to take off with five aircraft and have the first aircraft in the air during the first half of 2021.
The plan is to have close to 400 employees by 2022.
More than 25 people are now working on building the new airline.
They have asked the Ministry of Trade and Industry for financial support.
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