Simply two months after launching with home flights in Norway, Norwegian startup airline Flyr has expanded its route community to 3 locations in Europe.
On August 21, Flyr started common flights from Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL) to Alicante and Malaga in Spain and Good in France.
Each Alicante and Malaga have been long-term favorites with Scandinavian leisure vacationers. The brand new weekend routes will compete immediately with SAS and Norwegian, though each incumbent airways supply extra frequent departures.
For instance, Norwegian flies to Malaga each day, whereas Flyr will fly solely on Saturdays and Sundays.
Extra journey demand inside Europe
Flyr CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid mentioned there may be an “rising need” from Norwegians eager to journey to Mediterranean locations.
Norway’s vaccination program has gathered tempo in latest weeks, with virtually half of the grownup inhabitants now fully-vaccinated.
Though not an EU member, Norway is totally built-in with the EU Covid Move system, which basically means fully-vaccinated residents of Norway can journey to and from different European international locations with no quarantine interval required.
New home routes introduced
Flyr has additionally launched two new routes competing with SAS and Norwegian on two of Norway’s busiest air journey corridors: Oslo to Bergen and Oslo to Trondheim.
Previous to the pandemic, the 2 airways operated as much as 30 each day departures between them on every of the routes between the capital and Norway’s subsequent two greatest cities.
Introduced on August 19, Flyr’s quarterly report revealed losses of NOK 87.4 million ($9.9 million) for the primary half of the yr. Nevertheless, that features revenues of simply NOK 250,000 ($28,000) on one single day of flight operations, the final day in June.
The airline described its monetary place as strong, with money holdings of NOK 515 million ($58 million) initially of flight operations.
Flyr launched on June 30 with routes from Oslo to 3 northern locations: Tromsø, Evenes and Bodø. Frislid mentioned she was “more than happy” with the response from vacationers thus far.