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Norwegian Air Shuttle Lands Four Year $98 Million Government Contract

Norwegian Air Shuttle has been awarded a four-year framework agreement for the Norwegian Government for the defense sector’s flights in Norway and the Nordic region. The agreement is valued at approximately $1.0 Billion kroner (US $98 million).

Norwegian Wins Air Contract With Norway's Defense Sector - Courtesy Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk

On Wednesday (August 9, 2023), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that they have been awarded a four-year contract from the Norwegian Government for the defense sector’s flights in Norway and the Nordic region. Valued at approximately 1.0 million Norwegian kroner (US $98 million), the contract will cover around 250,000 flights annually for the employees of the Defence, the Ministry of Defence and Defence Material departments. The defense contract is one of the largest flight agreements in Norway, and in this tender the Defense Logistics Organization (FLO) has selected Norwegian Air Shuttle because of their flexible route program, competitive prices and commitment to sustainability.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Norwegian’s Commercial Director, Magnus Maursund, said,

“We are very happy to be able to increase our offer in Northern Norway. Among other things, it will give our northern Norwegian customers greater flexibility with far more departures and routes, and opportunities for seamless onward connections into Europe. Northern Norway is an important market for us and the offer will be much better from next year onwards.”

As part of the agreement, Norwegian will reintroduce direct service from Oslo to Bardufoss with 17 weekly departures and two weekly flights between Oslo and Lakselv, as well as year-round direct flights between Oslo and Kirkenes.

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. 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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