Airlines Finnair extends Norway network and Widerøe cooperation

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Finnair has announced, that is will strengthen its cooperation with Norwegian regional airline Widerøe. Nine new destinations will be added to Finnair´s network.

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The extended cooperation includes a stronger code share agreement between the carriers. Finnair´s AY-Code will be applied on routes, which are being operated by Widerøe from Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø. These three destinations are in Finnair´s current Norway portfolio. With the agreement, Finnair will extend its reach in Norway.

Furthermore, passengers can connect to more destinations. From May 25, 2018, Finnair customers will be able to connect with Widerøe flights inbound 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.

Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair, said: “We are happy to extend our cooperation with Widerøe, and connect more Norwegian regions to our network [...] The new code shares serve both our Asian and Finnish customers traveling to Norway, and our Norwegian customers who will now have more and smoother connections to our network of 19 Asian destinations, 7 destinations in North America, and over 100 destinations in Europe.”

Finnair is the largest airline of Finland and its flag carrier. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the operational hub of the airline, from where 142 destinations in 48 countries are being served. Due to its geographical position, Finnair concentrates on connecting European passengers via Helsinki to various Asian destinations. 20 of its 30 long-haul destinations are in Asia. Among others, the carrier is operating flights to cities like Bangkok, Beijing, Dehli, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul or Singapore. Finnair operates an all-Airbus fleet, including 8 Airbus A319s, 10 Airbus A320s, 18 Airbus A321s, 8 Airbus A330s and 11 Airbus A350 XWBs.

Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Europe. The carrier has specialized in operating on domestic Norwegian routes. The fleet consists of 43 Bombardier Dash8 aircraft. As launch customer, Widerøe took delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2 last month. 450 flights are being performed every day.

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