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Norwegian expands summer 2017 flights at Edinburgh

Press Release   •   Feb 06, 2017 10:16 GMT

Low-cost airline Norwegian has put on sale an increased number of low-cost flights from Edinburgh this summer including the return of its newest route to Barcelona from £34.90.

Norwegian is placing the Scottish capital at the centre of its rapid UK growth and ahead of planned transatlantic flights to the USA to be announced in the coming weeks, the airline is also expanding its summer programme on select routes to Scandinavia and Spain.

Customers travelling from Edinburgh Airport now have more affordable choices to fly direct to some of Europe’s most popular destinations with 10 additional flight departures per week from the end of March.

Norwegian’s summer 2017 increases at Edinburgh Airport:

  • From 26 March - getting to Copenhagen is now easier with six Norwegian flights per week departing the Scottish capital for the Danish capital, up from the current two per week. Passengers can stay explore the upcoming urban vineyard at the New Hotel Danmark before dining at the new noma restaurant, ranked the world’s best 4 times in the last 6 years
  • From 26 March – Norwegian will double the number of weekly flights to Oslo with six per week, giving business travellers more flexibility on trip plans and leisure customers the chance to visit the exciting new exhibition curated by Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård at the Munch Museum before discovering the city’s urban art and growing foodie scene
  • From 28 March – Stockholm becomes more accessible with a third weekly service operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in time for tourists to take a trip back to the Viking Age in a newthemed attraction opening on Djurgården this summer
  • From 29 March - Norwegian’s popular newest route to Barcelona returns with a twice-weekly service on Wednesdays and Saturdays with schedules ideally suited to a short business trip or city break in the cosmopolitan Catalan capital

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said: “Norwegian’s expanded summer programme is just the start of our big plans at Edinburgh this year. Our increased number of flights to Europe will soon be complemented by new groundbreaking transatlantic flights offering customers a more affordable way to visit the USA. While we finalise our transatlantic plans, we’ve put on sale more low-cost flights so that cost-conscious families and businesspeople can access top European destinations at great value.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “Norwegian is a great business fit at Edinburgh Airport. We share similar international aspirations and are both committed to offering enhanced passenger experience and greater choice.

“The expanding Scandinavian market is valuable for Scotland’s tourism sector and economy at large - and we look forward to welcoming even more of our friends from Norway, Denmark and Sweden to Scotland.

“Edinburgh and Barcelona already have a strong association with one another and this service further improves links between the two cities.”

Norwegian serves six business and leisure destinations direct from Edinburgh including twice-weekly services to Tenerife and Malaga. All flights are serviced by modern aircraft each offering up to 189 seats and free inflight Wi-Fi for all passengers.

Europe’s third largest low-cost airline is also creating more than 130 jobs in Scotland ahead of its continued expansion at Edinburgh Airport in 2017. The award-winning airline will confirm its plans for new transatlantic routes at truly affordable fares in the coming weeks.

Customers can book now at www.norwegian.com/uk or dial +44 (0) 330 8280854

Norwegian in the UK:

  • Norwegian carries 4.5 million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester Airports to 50 destinations worldwide
  • Norwegian is the third largest airline at London Gatwick, with 4 million yearly passengers, and with more than 700 pilots, cabin crew and staff working from its Gatwick base
  • In 2014, Norwegian introduced the UK’s first low-cost, long haul flights to the U.S. - the airline now flies to 8 U.S destinations with fares from just £135 one way
  • Norwegian is the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations
  • The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.6 years, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Boeing 737-800s
  • Norwegian has been voted ‘Europe’s best low-cost carrier’ by passengers for four consecutive years at SkyTrax World Airline Awards from 2013-2016, along with being awarded the ‘World's best low-cost long-haul airline’ in both 2015 and 2016