Norwegian is expanding their partnership with Widerøe by launching consistent ticket sales across both networks, from Mehamn in the north to the Canary Islands in the south. Customers can now book their entire itinerary on a single through ticket.
On Wednesday (May 3, 2023) Norwegian Air Shuttle announced an expansion of their commercial cooperation with Widerøe. The collaboration was originally launched in July 2022, and included through tickets on both airlines' networks domestically and to the UK and Spain. The partnership now includes consistent ticketing across both networks from Mehamn in the north to the Canary Islands in the south. Customers can now book their complete itinerary across both networks on a single through ticket, with baggage checked from point of departure to final destination.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Commercial Director, Magnus Thome Maursund, said,
“Norway is a very important market for both Norwegian and Widerøe, and many of our passengers use both companies when they travel. That’s why we want to make it easier for our common passengers to have a simplified everyday travel experience.”
Widerøe offers service throughout Norwegian's short-haul and regional network, while Norwegian Air Shuttle serves the larger domestic airports. Norwegian also offers service to many popular destinations throughout Europe. Due to system limitations, certain airports are not yet covered in the commercial cooperation, including Bilbao, Burgas, Ibiza, Palanga and Varna. The airlines expect these airports to be included by next year.
Norwegian Air Shuttle was established in September 2002 with four domestic routes. The carrier is the largest Norwegian airline and currently employs approximately 4,500 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.
Norwegian 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