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Norwegian Air Shuttle to Launch New Direct Service Between Oslo and Istanbul From April 2024

Starting April 14, 2024, Norwegian Air Shuttle will launch new service between Oslo and Istanbul, Türkiye.  The route will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Istanbul, Türkiye - Courtesy Norwegian/Mynewsdesk

On Thursday (December 7, 2023), Norwegian Air Shuttle announced the launch of new nonstop service between Oslo and Istanbul, Türkiye, with a flight time just over four hours.  Starting April 14, 2023, the route will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The new route joins 40 other new routes across Europe recently launched by Norwegian.  With new service to Istanbul, the carrier will offer ten routes from Norway next year, seven of which will operate from Oslo.  In total, Norwegian will fly more than 330 routes to over 120 destinations for summer 2024.

In Thursday’s route announcement, Norwegian’s Commercial Director, Magnus Thome Maursund, said,

“We continue to expand the route network with exciting destinations, and we know that Istanbul is a sought-after tourist destination because the city is rich in both culture and history.  We look forward to welcoming customers on board.  We are immediately putting behind us one of the best years in the company’s history, and we are in the top tier when it comes to punctuality in Europe.  Norwegian is well positioned in the market with an attractive route offer, a modern fleet and is highly trusted by travellers.”


Visitors to Istanbul, the city that connects east with west, can enjoy numerous sights such as The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.  There are also many attractions outside of the city such as the region of Cappadocia, or travelers might enjoy a Bosphorus Strait cruise.  Football fans will also have the opportunity to cheer on Besiktas, Galatasaray or Fenerbahce. 

Norwegian Air Shuttle was established in September 2002 with four domestic routes and has since carried over 300 million passengers.  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 2030.


Source: Norwegian Air Shuttle/Mynewsdesk

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