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Widerøe signs extended service program for ten Dash 8-100 aircraft

Wideroe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 Dash 8 LN-WIB (msn 360) TRD (Ton Jochems). Image: 953117.

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that Widerøe Asset AS (Widerøe) of Norway has signed an agreement to incorporate De Havilland Canada’s Extended Service Program PLUS (“ESP PLUS”) on ten Dash 8-100 aircraft operated by Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS.

Widerøe has also booked ESP PLUS options for another ten Dash 8-100 aircraft. Under the ESP PLUS agreement, the service life of the robust Dash 8-100 aircraft will be increased to 160,000 flight cycles. The aircraft previously underwent an ESP to increase their service life from the original 80,000 flight cycles to 120,000.

Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, carrying approximately 2.8 million passengers annually and serving more than 40 domestic and international destinations.

The ESP PLUS is the result of several structural and engineering analyses that utilized fatigue and test data accumulated on Dash 8-100 aircraft along with service data analysis on the current ESP Program. The ESP PLUS is initiated through a Service Bulletin that refers to a new Maintenance Program Supplement. Widerøe will incorporate the Service Bulletin and Maintenance Program Supplement and arrange for the replacement of some structural and systems components as identified by the Service Bulletin.

An Extended Service Program is also available for the De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300 aircraft.

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Top Copyright Photo: Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 Dash 8 LN-WIB (msn 360) TRD (Ton Jochems). Image: 953117.

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Widerøe adds new sun destinations this summer

Wideroe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS) Embraer E190-E2  (ERJ 190-300STD) LN-WEB (msn 19020010) LHR (Wingnut). Image: 957116.

Widerøe is adding new sun destinations in southern Europe this summer.

In the midsummer period June 25 – August 14, 2022 the airline will offer 3 new destinations and increase the number of flights to Alicante.

Fly to Palma de Mallorca

White and golden beaches, narrow coves with turquoise water, caves and cliffs and a mild climate. No wonder Palma de Mallorca is one of the most popular Mediterranan destinations. We fly to Mallorcas capital Palma, a lively city with modern architecture, great shopping, cultural attractions and exciting history. The old town with narrow cobbled streets, cosy restaurants and bars and beautiful Plaza de Cort is a must. Palma is also a good starting point for exploring small idyllic villages such as Valldemosa or Sóller.

Palma

Widerøe will operate flights from Bergen to Palma de Mallorca Saturdays between 25 June and 13 August 2022.

Fly to Nice  – Côte d’Azur

Côte d’Azur. Imagine the azure blue sea, long, beautiful beaches, sun and warm sand. Stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais with stalls, local artists and cosy street cafes. Welcome to Nice and the French Riviera!

Nice is also a hub for travel on to e.g. Antibes, Juan-Les-Pins, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Menton, San Remo and Monaco.

Colorful street in Nice

Flights to Nice will be operated between 25 June and 14 August from Sandefjord Wednesdays and Sundays, and from Bergen Bergen Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Fly to Florence – in the heart of Tuscany

Do you love art? Then you will love Florence. Here you can follow in the footsteps of world-renowned artists such as Dante, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci and many more. A city centre with walking distance to main attractions makes it easy to visit museums, study architecture, shop for exclusive fashion or enjoy yourself at one of the many idyllic restaurants.  Food, wine, nature experiences and romance – Tuscany will not disappoint you!

Firenze

Widerøe offer flights between Bergen and Florence on Saturdays between 25 June and 13 August 2022.

Fly to Alicante – Costa Blanca

Alicante has something to offer for everyone, mild climate, long, beautiful beaches, golf courses, great shopping, cultural attractions, and a wide choice of possible excursions to historic and cultural attractions.

With its central location on the Costa Blanca, Alicante is a good base for traveling on to the many popular holiday destinations on Spain’s east coast such as Albir, Benidorm or Torrevieja.

Alicante

Alicante
Top Copyright Photo: Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Embraer E190-E2 (ERJ 190-300STD) LN-WEB (msn 19020010) LHR (Wingnut). Image: 957116.
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Embraer, Widerøe and Rolls-Royce announce partnership to research innovative technologies for sustainable regional aircraft

Embraer, Widerøe and Rolls-Royce have today announced plans to study a conceptual zero-emission regional aircraft. The 12-month cooperation study – in the context of pre-competitive research and development – will address passenger requirements to stay connected in a post Covid-19 world, but do so sustainably, and seeks to accelerate the knowledge of the technologies necessary for this transition. Such technologies will allow national governments to continue to support passenger mobility while reusing most of the existing infrastructure in a more sustainable way.

Advances in scientific research can make clean and renewable energy a major enabler of a new era of regional aviation and the three companies will share their combined in-depth knowledge of aircraft design, market demand, operations and propulsion solutions to further develop their understanding of zero-emission technologies and how they can be matured and applied to future regional aircraft.

Among other topics, the study will cover a wide range of applications for new propulsion technologies to examine a range of potential solutions – including all-electric, hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen fueled gas turbine powered aircraft.

Finnair to start flights to Bergen and Tromsø in Norway in collaboration with Widerøe

Finnair will start flying between Helsinki and Bergen and Tromsø in Norway on December 14, 2021. The routes will be operated by Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, and the flights are sold and marketed by Finnair.

During the winter season until the end of March, flights from Bergen to Helsinki are operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. In the summer season from the beginning of April, Finnair will fly to Bergen daily. The flight between Tromsø and Helsinki takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flight schedules will offer customers convenient connections to Finnair’s European network, as well as Finnair’s extensive connections to Asia and the United States.

The flights will be operated with DHC-8-400 aircraft. The onboard service will be based on the Finnair dual-class service concept

Widerøe to serve London Heathrow again

Widerøe will restore the Bergen – London (Heathrow) route on May 20, 2021. The restored route will operate six days a week with Embraer E190-E2s (below).

The airline announced on social media:

From May 20, we will be flying directly to London Heathrow with daily tours (except Saturday).

Bernie gets around!

Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 3,000 and a turnover of NOK 3.5 billion. The company carries around 2.8 million passengers annually and flies to 50 domestic and international destinations.

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Widerøe signs up another four Dash 8-100 aircraft for Bombardier’s Extended Service Program

Wideroe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 LN-WIA (msn 359) BOO (Wingnut). Image: 909356.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS of Norway has signed an agreement to apply the Extended Service Program (ESP) to another four Dash 8-100 aircraft operated by the Norwegian airline.

The ESP is the result of several structural and engineering analyses that utilized fatigue and test data accumulated on Dash 8-100 aircraft. The ESP is initiated through a Service Bulletin that makes reference to a new Maintenance Program Supplement. Widerøe will incorporate the Service Bulletin and Maintenance Program Supplement and arrange for the replacement of some structural and systems components as identified by the Service Bulletin.

In 2015, Bombardier also successfully launched an Extended Service Program for the Dash 8-300 aircraft with Chorus Aviation Inc. and Jazz Aviation LP (‘Jazz’) as the launch customer and operator.

Top Copyright Photo: Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 LN-WIA (msn 359) BOO (Wingnut). Image: 909356.

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Finnair to open a new route to Trondheim in cooperation with Wideroe, adds flights to Tromso

Wideroe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LN-WDK (msn 4337) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 944735.

Finnair continues to expand its network in the Nordics and opens a new year-round route to Trondheim in Norway in June 2019. Finnair also adds flights to another popular destination, Tromso, in Norway.

Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city, known for its breathtaking scenery. It offers excellent opportunities for nature activities such as hiking or hunting for Northern Lights, as well as a vibrant restaurant scene.

The route will be operated by Norwegian regional airline Wideroe five days a week, with a Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and the flights are sold and marketed by Finnair.

Finnair also adds flights to Tromso in Norway, in collaboration with Wideroe, and as of June 4, will offer flights between Tromso and Helsinki three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, year-round. Tromso is situated 350 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, and is famous for its artic nature, the northern lights and a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking to whale watching.

Top Copyright photo: Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) LN-WDK (msn 4337) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 944735.

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Widerøe celebrates first flight from Hamburg to Bergen

Second E190-E2, delivered on May 16, 2018

Widerøe celebrated its first, nonstop flight from Hamburg to the port of Bergen on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

The route to Bergen will be operated three times a week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

New Embraer E-190-E2 with 114 seats are being operated on the route.

The carrier is also operating from Munich to Bergen.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Widerøe): Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Embraer E190-E2 (ERJ 190-300STD) LN-WEB (msn 19020010) AYT (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942671.

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Widerøe is coming to Liverpool

Widerøe has announced that it is planning to start operating a twice weekly service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Bergen in Norway.

The new service will commence on August 17, 2018 with departures on Mondays and Fridays with connections available in Bergen to other Scandinavian cities including Oslo and Helsinki.
Widerøe will use their 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 jet aircraft on the route, which will be the first time this new generation jet aircraft will have operated to a UK regional airport.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and also the gateway to the Fjords, with this new direct service giving passengers across the North West the opportunity to either visit this popular city or the region’s beautiful fjordal area.
Photo: Widerøe.

Finnair extends its network in Norway by deepening its cooperation with Widerøe

Finnair is extending its cooperation with Widerøe and will add nine new destinations to its network in Norway. Widerøe (WF) is based in Norway and is Northern Europe’s largest regional carrier.

Within the codeshare agreement, Finnair’s AY code will be added to several routes operated by Widerøe from Finnair’s current destinations in Norway – Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø. The codeshare agreement extends Finnair’s reach in Norway, and offers new connections for Finnair’s customers traveling to and from Norway.

From May 25, 2018 onwards Finnair customers can connect with Widerøe’s flights from

  • Oslo to Florø, Ørsta-Volda, Svolvær, Leknes and Stokmarknes
  • Bergen to Tromsø, Bodø, Kristiansund, Molde, Florø and to Billund in Denmark
  • Tromsø to Kirkenes and to Stokmarknes.

The codeshare agreement expands Finnair’s current cooperation with Widerøe. As of May 15, Widerøe operates Finnair’s flights from Helsinki to Bergen and Tromsø on Finnair’s behalf.

Photo: Embraer. Widerøe’s first Embraer E190-E2, registered as LN-WEA (msn 190) was handed over on April 4, 2018 and entered service on April 24, 2018.