With more European countries reopening society by partly lifting COVID-19 restrictions, Norwegian Air Shuttle says it’s time to prepare more planes for takeoff, believing more people will travel during summer.
From July 1, the airliner reopens 76 routes to destinations throughout Europe.
Flying out from the hubs in Oslo and Stockholm flights go to nine airports in the north.
In Norway, that includes Kirkenes for flights in July and Alta for flights in August. Harstad, Tromsø and Bodø will have flights from Oslo in both July and August. Norwegian will also fly to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost airport for commercial passenger traffic, but only via Tromsø and not any direct flights from Oslo.
In Sweden, the “red nose” airline is opening 11 flights per week to Luleå and Umeå for bookings in July and August. Sweden’s northernmost airport Kiruna is included in the booking system for flights in August, although Kiruna is not mentioned in the company’s Swedish press release.
The COVID-19 outbreak is by no means over, and all passengers over 6 years old are requested to wear face-masks and Norwegian informs that no food-service will take place onboard.