Avinor’s long-term airline partner Widerøe, has confirmed a four times weekly domestic link between the operating company’s international hub, Oslo, and its regional airports Namsos and Rørvik. Utilising the carrier’s 39-seat DHC-8-100s on the sector, the route will operate Rørvik-Namsos-Oslo-Namsos-Rørvik, launching on 4 December.
"These services are hugely important for those living in Norway and will see a boost in the connectivity across the region," explains Jasper Spruit, VP Traffic Development, Avinor. "Being able to establish such customised flights with Widerøe, which have been well-adapted for both business travellers and the tourist, perfectly fits into our objectives to better-connect our country, as well as ensuring Oslo’s growth as Norway’s international hub."
Following Widerøe’s recent revelation that the world’s first Embraer 190-E2 commercial flight will take place from Avinor’s Bergen Airport next year, offering nearly 50% more seats than its existing aircraft, the airline’s latest announcement will add more than 1,200 monthly seats to the Norwegian domestic market from Oslo. Facing no direct competition on the new service, Namsos and Rørvik become the 15th and 16th domestic destinations served by the Norwegian regional carrier from Oslo this winter.
Amund Hellesø, Mayor of Vikna Municipality added: "It’s been an extremely cooperative process, Widerøe and Avinor have created a link which gives everyone the opportunity to work and live where they want, plus the new timetable offers capacity when people really need to travel."