Norwegian Adds Winter Service Between Stockholm and Åre Östersund, Increases Summer 2023 Capacity
Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch new winter seasonal service between Stockholm Arlanda and Åre Östersund in Sweden. The carrier will also expand summer 2023 capacity by one million seats compared to summer 2022.
On Wednesday (November 9, 2022), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the launch of new winter seasonal service between Stockholm Arlanda and Åre Östersund Airport in Sweden. From Åre Östersund, travelers can reach the popular ski destination Årefjällen by car in approximately 1.5 hours. The route will be operated twice weekly from December 22, 2022 through January 8, 2022, and then from February 16th and March 23, 2023.
In a separate press release on Wednesday, Norwegian Air Shuttle also announced that they will substantially expand summer 2023 capacity with the addition of one million more seats compared to summer 2022. I addition to popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean, Norwegian will also fly to completely new European destinations.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Norwegian’s CEO, Geir Karlsen, said,
“We expect a busy travel summer next year and are therefore expanding both our aircraft fleet and our route network. Our new aircraft in the Norwegian market will mainly fly to destinations around the Mediterranean and to major cities in Europe. In this year's summer season, we experienced such strong demand in the holiday and leisure segment that at times we could not offer customers enough tickets on our flights. That is why we are now further strengthening our presence in Norway and significantly increasing our capacity in the leisure market.
“Combined with the fact that we are currently hiring 300 new colleagues in Norway, of which 200 will be at our base at Oslo Airport, we are equipped with an attractive route offer and a larger aircraft fleet to be able to serve all our customers here in Norway in an even better way, both leisure and business travellers.”
For summer 2023, the carrier will increase capacity to destinations in Spain by 25 percent, and will also add new routes to Italy, Portugal and Greece. To support the added summer capacity, Norwegian will add three new aircraft to their base at Oslo Airport Gardermoen, increasing their fleet at Norway’s largest airport to 34 aircraft. In total, for their summer 2023 flying program, which runs from March through October, Norwegian will offer service on over 250 routes.
Norwegian Air Shuttle was founded in 1993, but the low-cost airline with Boeing 737 aircraft began flying in 2002, offering smart and pleasant travel experiences at low prices. The airline has been voted ‘Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ by Skytrax for the last six years. Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Rewards, has also been voted ‘The Airline Industry’s Best Loyalty Program in Europe/Africa’ at the Freddie Awards four years in a row. In 2019, Norwegian became the first airline to sign the UN Climate Action Programme, committing to becoming climate neutral by 2050. The carrier currently offers affordable flights on a short-haul network of destinations in the Nordic countries and to key European destinations.
Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk