Norwegian Air Expands Summer 2024 Offerings with 40 New Routes
Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Air, one of Europe's leading low-cost carriers, has announced a significant expansion of its route network for the summer season of 2024. The airline is launching 40 new routes, including several point-to-point routes outside the Nordics, marking a major step in its growth strategy and offering leisure and business travelers a wider array of destination choices.
Diverse New Destinations and Increased Connectivity
The new routes include nine from Norway, 17 from Denmark, nine from Sweden, and two from Finland. Notably, the expansion includes new point-to-point routes such as Malaga-Munich, Alicante-Munich, Riga-Corfu, and Riga-Tivat. This expansion brings Norwegian's summer program to a total of 332 routes, flying to 123 destinations.
Focus on European Cities and Leisure Destinations
Among the new destinations added to the summer program are Basel, Lyon, Montpellier, Pristina, Zadar, and Bari. A highlight of this expansion is the new route between London Gatwick and Gothenburg, which will operate with four weekly flights starting from May 2. The Munich-Malaga and Munich-Alicante routes, as well as the Riga-Corfu and Riga-Tivat routes, will operate throughout the summer season.
A Commitment to Customer Experience and Operational Excellence
Magnus Thome Maursund, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian, emphasized the airline's commitment to expanding its network and offering more choices to customers. He also highlighted the aim to make journeys as pleasant and smooth as possible. Norwegian's operational performance has been recognized, with the airline being ranked as the most punctual in Europe for several months this year.
Fleet Expansion and Sustainable Practices
Norwegian plans to operate these routes with a fleet of around 90 aircraft next summer. The airline has been a driving force for sustainable solutions in aviation, aiming to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030. This commitment includes fleet renewal, promoting sustainable aviation fuel, waste reduction, and using wind and weather data for fuel-saving flight routes.
Norwegian Air's announcement of 40 new routes for the summer of 2024 is a significant development in European air travel, offering passengers more choices for both business and leisure travel. With a focus on operational excellence and sustainability, Norwegian continues to strengthen its position as a preferred airline for travelers seeking affordable and eco-friendly options.