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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 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.

Widerøe introduces the Embraer E190-E2 into revenue service

Widerøe today (April 24) became the first airline in the world to put the new Embraer E190-E2 into revenue service.

The brand new aircraft type was introduced on flight WF622 this morning on the Bergen-Tromsø route.

Embraer made this announcement:

Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, completed the first scheduled passenger flight of an Embraer E190-E2 this morning, April 24. The aircraft, registered LN-WEA and operating as flight WF622, departed Bergen Airport on time at 7:35 AM and arrived at Tromsø Airport two hours later at 9:35 AM local time. The flight was sold out.

Today’s flight marks the official entry into service of the first of three new E-Jets E2s that Embraer has developed to succeed its first-generation E-Jets. Deliveries of the larger E195-E2 are planned to start in 2019, and in 2021 for the smaller E175-E2.

Widerøe passengers experienced a quiet, environmentally-friendly flight on the 672 nm sector. The E190-E2 has the lowest external noise and emissions levels of any aircraft in its category and burns 17.3% less fuel than the current-generation E190.

The completely redesigned and pleasant E2 cabin interior features new acoustic treatments, an improved quiet air conditioning system and more stowage space. In some flight conditions, cabin noise levels in the E2 are 50% lower than in the main competitor.

The lowest community noise margins in the airline industry were achieved through a combination of low-drag and low-noise airframe design with outstanding field performance. These features reduce required engine thrust making the E2 much quieter during approach and take-off.

Widerøe will receive two more E190-E2s this year. It holds purchase rights for an additional 12 E2s. The total value of the order is approximately USD 873 million if all rights are exercised.

For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.

Photo: Widerøe.

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KLM signs a code share agreement with Widerøe

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

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Widerøe announced on February 20 that they have signed a codeshare agreement, which expands the global route offering for both companies.

The two airlines now jointly offer several destinations in Norway, which means that passengers can fly with both airlines on the same booking. Thanks to the new agreement, which will come into force on February 21, KLM and Widerøe will offer customers new opportunities and flexibility to choose from a larger number of destinations for their travels, including domestic Norwegian routes to smaller destinations.

KLM will add a KL code on Widerøe’s Norwegian domestic routes, which allows passengers from around the world to change flights in Oslo, Trondheim or Bergen to continue their journey with the same ticket and a one-stop check-in to a number of smaller airports around Norway.

As of February 21, the cooperation will cover the following routes:

  • Bergen (BGO) – Tromsø (TOS), Bodø (BOO), Kristiansund (KSU), Molde (MOL), Ålesund (AES) and Florø (FRO)
  • Trondheim (TRD) – Tromsø (TOS), Kristiansund (KSU) and Harstad / Narvik (EVE).
  • Oslo (OSL) – Florø (FRO), Ørsta / Volda (HOV), Leknes (LKN), Svolvær (SVJ), Stokmarknes (SKN), Mo i Rana (MQN)

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Norwegian signs agreement with Widerøe

Wideroe (Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 LN-WIA (msn 359) TRD (Ton Jochems). Image: 912543.

Norwegian Air Shuttle and Widerøe on January 26 signed an interline agreement. The agreement includes all Widerøe’s Public Service Obligation routes in Norway (listed below) and Norwegian’s domestic routes in Norway. Initially, the flights will only be available for purchase through Widerøe’s channels, with an estimated launch during the first half of March.

The following Widerøe routes are included in the agreement:

  • Oslo – Røros
  • All routes from Oslo and Bergen to Sogn og Fjordane and Ørsta/Volda
  • All routes between Trondheim and Helgeland (Mo i Rana, Mosjøen, Brønnøysund og Sandnessjøen)
  • Trondheim and Oslo to Rørvik and Namsos
  • All routes in Nordland, Troms og Finnmark, except from Bodø – Bardufoss
  • Direct routes from Oslo to Helgeland (Mo i Rana, Mosjøen, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen) and Lofoten (Svolvær, Leknes, Stokmarknes)
  • Direct routes from Bergen to Bodø and Tromsø
  • Sandefjord/Kristiansand/Trondheim to Evenes

Copyright Photo: Wideroe (Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS) Bombardier DHC-8-103 LN-WIA (msn 359) TRD (Ton Jochems). Image: 912543.

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