Sharp increase in sales of charter flights after new travel advice

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After the new travel advice came on Friday, there has been a sharp upswing in bookings of flights to Europe.

The charter company Ving tripled sales of travel during the past weekend, writes E24 and Aftenposten.

“In the three days after the travel advice came, we have seen a sharp increase compared to the three days before,” says CEO Christian Grønli.

The search for flights has also increased sharply. At the travel operator Tui, there was an increase in search traffic of 300 percent on Friday compared with the same day the week before.

On’s travel portal, searches for flights with regular schedules went up by 73 per cent on Friday compared with the previous Friday. For charter trips and package tours, the increase in searches was 442 per cent.

“I have not seen anything like it before. It took off like a rocket after the travel advice was given,” says head of Finn Travel, Terje Berge.

The cities most searched for also changed, figures from Finn show. In week 27, four Norwegian cities – Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim – topped the list of most searched destinations. Last week, however, there were major changes here. While Oslo was still at the top, Alicante and London snuck into the places behind, ahead of Bergen and Malaga.

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