Norwegian closes long-distance routes

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Norwegian will close long-haul routes from Stockholm and Copenhagen to the United States and Thailand from March 29th next year, while US flights from Oslo are maintained.

“There is better demand in Oslo than the other two Scandinavian capitals, both on the whole and when looking at direct traffic. In addition, Norway is our home market. When it comes to the Oslo-Bangkok and Oslo-Krabi routes, we are considering what to do with them for the winter program of 2020. A decision has not yet been made,” says Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Communications Manager at Norwegian to E24.

However, it has already been decided that the route from Oslo to Bangkok will not be continued from summer 2020.

In recent months, Norwegian has gone through the global long-distance network thoroughly. Based on demand in the various markets combined with the operational challenges with the Rolls-Royce engines on the company’s Dreamliners, Norwegian will close these routes.

The airline’s short- and medium-haul routes from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen are not affected by the changes in the long-haul service.

Earlier this autumn, Norwegian launched 16 new routes from Scandinavia, seven of them from Norway. In addition, the company increased the number of departures on a number of routes from several destinations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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