Norwegian will continue to increase flights between the UK and Ireland to destinations across Scandinavia as the airline releases the summer 2022 flying program. All flights are now available to book offering a wide range of destinations from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin.
In total, across the European network, Norwegian will offer 259 from routes from the Nordics as a result of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements easing and consequently demand for flights increasing.
In 2020 and 2021, the aviation industry was hit hard by travel restrictions and quarantine requirements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Norwegian expects that the ever-increasing vaccination rate will mean that the risk of new travel restrictions will be significantly lower in 2022.
London Gatwick will serve Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bergen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen with a total of 115 weekly flights.
Manchester will serve Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Stockholm with a total of eight weekly flights.
Edinburgh will serve Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen with a total of 15 weekly flights.
Dublin will serve Oslo and Copenhagen with a total of four weekly flights.
In other news, Norwegian’s traffic figures for July shows a continued increase in the number of passengers. Demand is driven by ease in travel restrictions, in addition to a higher level of the population being vaccinated. In July, Norwegian operated 33 aircraft, which is approx. 50 percent more than the previous month. For the coming autumn and winter season, the number of aircraft and routes will gradually be increased to meet anticipated market demand.
In July, 695,830 passengers flew with Norwegian, which is approx. 50 percent more than at the same time last year. Compared with July 2020, the total capacity (ASK) has increased by 104 percent and passenger traffic (RPK) up 124 percent. The load factor in July was 74.4 percent, an increase of 7 percentage points compared with last year.
Travel to Northern Norway has been especially popular this summer, and the company increased its capacity to the northern parts of Norway to meet this demand.