Category Archives: Flyr

Flyr to lease five Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft from ALC + 4 options

Flyr has made this announcement:

Flyr is taking a new and important step towards a more sustainable operation by phasing in the very latest aircraft technology with the lowest carbon footprint and fuel costs. On average, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 emits up to 14 percent less emissions than previous models.

The company has signed a letter of intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six brand-new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft.

The aircraft will be delivered directly from the Boeing factory to Flyr during the first half of 2022. There is also an option in the agreement for four more aircraft with delivery in 2023.

Sustainability is an essential part of Flyr’s strategy. Always choosing the most climate-friendly solutions is crucial. So is the company’s approach to employees and unions.

As a newly established airline, Flyr is the only airline in Norway that pays for 100% of its emissions under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), in contrast to other domestic airlines that receive large exemptions in the form of free allocation of emission allowances.

Unions positive about new aircraft

Both Flyr Cabin Association and Flyr Pilot Association are positive about the company’s choice of new aircraft type.

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the leasing company Air Lease Corporation (ALC) are pleased about Flyr’s decision to transition to the most environmentally friendly option.

The plan is that the first aircraft will arrive in early 2022 and arrive continuously towards the summer.

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Flyr expands to Copenhagen, Paris and Rome

Flyr (Oslo) is again expanding in Europe.

Flyr previously added its first European destination, Alicante, Malaga and Nice on August 21. The company is now expanding its frequencies to Alicante and Malaga.

Now the new airline has announced it will also add three new destinations.

The airline issued this statement:

Flyr is launching three new routes to some favorite destinations among Norwegians: Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome.

Simultaneously, the new Oslo-based airline’s flight program will expand with more weekly departures to the popular destinations of Alicante and Malaga.

“We listened to our customers, and many wanted Flyr routes to Copenhagen, Paris, and Rome. In addition, we now also have the pleasure of expanding our route offerings for Norwegians who want to travel to Malaga and Alicante”, says Thomas Ramdahl, Commercial Director of Flyr.

Flyr’s first international routes went to Nice, Alicante, and Malaga on August 21, and the company has subsequently experienced great demand from Norwegians who want more weekly departures to Alicante and Malaga.

Flyr will launch several additional exciting destinations in the coming weeks.

Top Photo (all others by the airline): NewYard25.

Flyr adds its first international routes

Flyr on August 21, commenced scheduled flights from Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) to Alicante and Malaga in Spain and Nice in France.

Flyr launches operations, Menzies Aviation to ground handle

Flyr (Oslo) on June 30 operated its first flight from Oslo to Tromsø was operated by a Boeing 737-800.

Bergen and Trondheim will be added on August 16.

International flights to Alicante, Malaga and Nice will be added on August 21.

All destinations:

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, has announced that it has won the ground-handling contract to serve new airline Flyr at its home base of Oslo Airport (OSL).  Menzies will also serve the airline at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE).

Flyr is headquartered in Norway and commenced passenger flight operations on June 30, 2021. The airline will offer domestic flights from Oslo as well as international services to European leisure destinations, with its inaugural flight from Oslo for Tromso.

The three-year contracts will encompass passenger, ramp and de-icing services. These agreements will further strengthen Menzies’ operations in both of these key airports and represent up to 6,000 turns per year across the two stations.

All photos by the airline.

Flyr to launch operations on June 30

Flyr (Oslo), the new Norwegian carrier, has announced it will launch scheduled passengers in Norway on June 30, 2021.

The first route will be between Oslo and Tromsø with Boeing 737-800s.

The new airline has issued an image of their livery (top).

The new airline issued this statement:

The airline Flyr will start selling airline tickets in late May and the company’s very first flight will go to Tromsø on June 30th. The start-up date is adapted to the government’s plan for reopening Norwegian society.

“A concrete plan for the reopening of Norway gives us in Flyr the predictability we need to be able to start ticket sales. In order not to get into a situation with significant changes in the route program and subsequent rebookings that will be unfortunate for customers, our start-up is adapted to the Government’s plan for the reopening of Norway. We experience that employees and partners are very eager to get started, and not least we experience great interest from people who want to go out and travel. We look forward to welcoming you on board for our first flight from Oslo to Tromsø and for future trips to other cities in Norway and well-known and beloved destinations in Europe”, says CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid in Flyr.

Busy months ahead

Flyr will serve a number of Norwegian cities, as well as a selection of well-known and beloved destinations in Europe, including Malaga, Alicante and Nice. The company will expand the number of aircraft and destinations in line with demand, and in the long term the plan is a fleet of 28-30 aircraft.

Flyr’s first aircraft of the type Boeing 737-800 will be delivered in May, additional aircraft will arrive in June, and the fleet will be expanded through the autumn. At the same time, pilots and cabin crew are on their way in to spend time on training and service courses. The first courses are fully subscribed, and there is a great demand from skilled people with long aviation experience who want to work for Flyr. The company now has 45 employees with solid experience from Norwegian aviation and will have about 350 employees by the end of the year.

The new entity explains its strategy:

Flyr is created for travelers in Norway and built up with Norwegian jobs. Our mission is to create an airline that is more sustainable for the economy, society, and the environment. It should feel good to fly with Flyr.

Flyr is the Norwegian word for flying and it embodies us perfectly. It is simple, to the point, and challenges traditional conventions of air travel – which is exactly what we aim to do. We are starting a new airline in Norway from scratch and we get to think of all the ways we can make air travel easier, more environmentally friendly, and more enjoyable for our passengers.

The goal of Flyr is to deliver the simplest flight, in a more sustainable way. We will accomplish this by creating a purely digital product based on the needs of the passengers, and fly fewer, smarter flights to places and at times people need to travel. We build the company from the ground up, free from complex systems and cumbersome organizations, in order to run an efficient and customer-friendly aircraft operation.

Flyr was started by enthusiastic aviation industry experts with extensive experience in companies including SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe, and Braathens. Since the company was launched in the autumn of 2020, we have grown rapidly, and now have a team of 30, working full-time to get Flyr in the air.

We will fly between Norwegian cities and to popular destinations in Europe.

Flyr is a new proposed Norwegian airline

Flyr, founded by Erik G. Braathen (sound familiar?), is proposing to start new domestic passenger services in Norway in the first half of 2021.

In the past, Erik managed Braathens SAFE as the CEO. Erik is joined by Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, the former vice president at Norwegian, who will be the new CEO of the airline.

Flyr will fly between Norwegian cities and to well-known destinations in Europe.

According to their website, the proposed airline was “started up by enthusiastic aviation people with long experience from companies such as SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe and Braathens. Since the initiative was launched in the autumn of 2020, we have grown fast, with many talented employees, and now count 30 people working full-time to get Flying on the Wings.””