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Norway-serving airlines schedule even more destinations for 2014. The choice of travel destinations for next year continues to grow with the addition of several new routes. Last month, Air France-KLM announced twice daily direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle from Stavanger Sola commencing 31 March. These flights come in addition to their departures to France and Holland from Oslo, Sandefjord, Kristiansand, Bergen, Ålesund, and Trondheim.

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Norway-serving airlines schedule even more destinations for 2014

Published on Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 at 07:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The choice of travel destinations for next year continues to grow with the addition of several new routes.

Oslo Gardermoen Airport runway
Oslo Gardermoen Airport runway
Photo: Paul Aakerøy/Wikimedia Commons


Last month, Air France-KLM announced twice daily direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle from Stavanger Sola commencing 31 March.

These flights come in addition to their departures to France and Holland from Oslo, Sandefjord, Kristiansand, Bergen, Ålesund, and Trondheim.

SAS and Norwegian also published new summer routes from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand to a variety of destinations.

Countries include Poland, Italy, France, Cyprus, Spain, Turkey, and Croatia. The Norwegian city of Bodø also gets routes to/from Stockholm courtesy of SAS.

Seven destinations, several aircraft types

Now, Air France-KLM announces they will be expanding their South and Latin America route network.

Air France will be offering flights to Brazil capital Brasilia three times a week from 31 March. A Boeing 777-200 will be serving this route.

The company currently offers four travel classes on their 777-200 ERs – First (one row: 1, 2 and 1 seats across), Business (7 rows: mainly 2, 3, and 2 across), Premium Economy (3 rows, with a 2, 4, and 2 configuration),  as well as Economy with 19 rows (mainly 3, 4, and 3 across).

KLM will serve Santiago de Chile as from 2 February. These three weekly flights will be a continuation of their route to Buenos Aires.

Moreover, Air France intends to start up its daily service to Sao Paulo using an Airbus A380. The company says this is subject to government authorisation and if successful discussions with airport authorities.

The night flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Rio de Janeiro using a Boeing 777-300 will commence on 30 March.

This route comes in addition to current their five times a week service to Montevideo in Uruguay. The company also started serving Panama City from Paris three times per week from 25 November this year.

Foreign footballers at FIFA 2014 World Cup

“South America in general, and especially Brazil, is on an economic rise. With the hosting of the World Cup in football in 2014 and the hosting of the Olympic summer games in 2016, Brazil will see a vast amount of increased tourism,” Daniel Eggenberger, Norway Country Manager for Air France-KLM said in a statement.

Norway did not qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Nevertheless, eight foreign Norwegian Premier League players could still participate in the 12 June to 13 July event, VG estimated earlier this month.

These are:    

Norwegian-American Mikkel ‘Mix’ Diskerud (Rosenborg) for the USA
Nigerian Fegor Ogude (Vålerenga) for Nigeria
Norwegian-Ghanaian Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Strømsgodset) for Ghana
Costa Ricans Michael Barrantes (Aalesund), Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg), Giancarlo González (Vålerenga), Diego Calvo (Vålerenga) and Bismark Acosta (Start) for Costa Rica.

Norway oil and gas industry improvements

Meanwhile, airline BMI Regional (British Midland) has announced four new direct routes from Stavanger Sola starting 23 January. These are to Harstad, Kristiansund, Tromsø, and Gothenburg.

49-seat Embraer 145 jets will serve both the Stavanger-Harstad and Stavanger-Tromsø routes. The new services come in addition to BMI Regional’s current direct, scheduled service between Kristiansund and Aberdeen in the UK, as well as Oslo-Aberdeen.

The company’s scheduled network includes Brussels in Belgium, Denmark’s Copenhagen, German cities Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich, as well as Switzerland capital Zurich. BMI Regional also fly to Milan in Italy, and UK cities Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester, amongst other destinations.

Commenting about the new Norway domestic routes, Stavanger Airport commercial director Ina Eldøy remarked in a statement that, “a comprehensive survey of the market carried out by regional municipal partners revealed that Norwegian businesses could save significant time and money with the creation of a direct route between Stavanger-Harstad and Stavanger-Tromso and that there was significant demand for shorter travel times.”

“When the regions with the strongest growth in Norway require close co-operation and faster connections to enable shorter travel times, it's our job at the airport to facilitate this. We are delighted that BMI Regional have responded almost immediately to deliver on this opportunity,” she concluded.



Published on Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 at 07:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayflights, travel, holidays.





  
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