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Norwegian Air Shuttle Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Sweden

Norwegian Air Shuttle is today celebrating 20 years of service between Norway and Sweden. Since launching service between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the airline has welcomes around seven million guests on the route.

Norwegian Boeing 737-8 MAX - Courtesy Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk

On Friday (September 1, 2023), Norwegian Air Shuttle celebrated 20 years of service between Norway and Sweden. Since launching service from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda Airport on September 1st, 2003, the airline has welcomed around seven million passengers on the route. Service to Stockholm two decades ago was Norwegian’s fourth international destination, following Faro (Portugal), Malaga (Spain) and London Stansted (England). The airline currently offers seven daily departures between Oslo and Stockholm, and also operates several domestic routes in Sweden, as well as nearly 50 international routes from Swedish airports. In total, Norwegian has served nearly 70 million passengers on routes, in or to and from Sweden over the past 20 years. Earlier this year, the carrier launched new direct routes from Stockholm Skavsta Airport and Växjö Småland Airport, expanding their Swedish network to 10 airports.

In Friday’s announcement, Norwegian’s CEO, Geir Karlsen, said,

“It is great to mark 20 years of flights to and from Sweden. We extend a particularly big thank you to our many business and leisure travelers who choose to fly with Norwegian every day. In the future, we will also offer a good product and frequent departures between Norway and Sweden.”

Norwegian’s Inaugural flight from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Stockholm Arlanda Airport was operated with a Boeing 737-300, registration LN-KKN, featuring Sigrid Undseth as tail hero.

Norwegian Air Shuttle was established in September 2002 with four domestic routes, and has since caried over 300 million passengers. The carrier is the largest Norwegian airline and currently employs approximately 4,700 team members. Most employees are based in Norway in Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger, or at the company’s head office in Fornebu. The carrier also has offices in Riga and Barcelona, as well as bases in Alicante and Malaga. The carrier currently offers affordable flights on a short-haul network of destinations in the Nordic countries and to key European destinations. Norwegian aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2050.

Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk


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