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New routes announced from Gardermoen. Several airlines aiming high despite financial crisis. You wouldn’t expect expansion in a time of tough competition, but the next weeks will see five airlines offering new routes from Oslo airport, according to aftenposten.no.European On Friday, Air Berlin opened its direct route to Berlin. This low-price airline now competes with Norwegian’s route and offers daily flights, except on Saturdays.

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New routes announced from Gardermoen

Published on Sunday, 10th May, 2009 at 23:19 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Several airlines aiming high despite financial crisis.

Oslo Gardermoen International Departures
Oslo Gardermoen International Departures
Photo: Knut Bry/Oslo Lufthavn AS


You wouldn’t expect expansion in a time of tough competition, but the next weeks will see five airlines offering new routes from Oslo airport, according to aftenposten.no.

European

On Friday, Air Berlin opened its direct route to Berlin. This low-price airline now competes with Norwegian’s route and offers daily flights, except on Saturdays.

“Although our service between Berlin Tegel and Oslo Gardermoen is our first venture into the Norwegian market, we are delighted with the encouraging demand for the new route” the airline writes.

Zürich will get a direct connection from the middle of June, with Swiss giving this route heavy priority. There will be daily flights to Switzerland, with return-trips every day except on Saturdays.

And last but not least, Egypt Air will begin flights between Cairo and Oslo in the autumn. But passengers will have to travel via Copenhagen when flying from Norway.

Intercontinental

From 15 June, Thai Airways will be offering direct flights to Bangkok. The first three-hour shorter flights are already full, according to the airline. Normally, passengers would have to fly via Copenhagen and Stockholm.

The US gets a boost with US Airways scheduled to offer flights to Philadelphia, but initially just in the summer. Continental already flies to Newark daily.

But meanwhile

Although these new routes may not help people living in Rogaland, SAS has ideas for the future.

“When the customer books a ticket, he/she will also be able to reserve a baggage pick-up service. Their suitcases will then be collected either from their home or hotel at the agreed time”, Jose Guillen, head of product development tells aftenposten.no.

They can then choose to either have them delivered to an address at their destination, or pick it up themselves in baggage reclaim as usual.




Published on Sunday, 10th May, 2009 at 23:19 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: oslo, gardermoen, flights, routes, europe, usa, intercontinental, financial, crisis, expansion.





  
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