Norwegian will connect Bratislava with Copenhagen and Oslo
12. 12. 2011 - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, the third largest budget airline in Europe, started selling the tickets from Bratislava to two new Scandinavian destinations – Copenhagen and Oslo today. In a short time period it has already been the third new carrier entering the Slovak market (Utair Aviation boosting the service to Moscow up to daily since September and Czech Airline connecting Bratislava with key European hubs such as Paris and Amsterdam since June), this time even taking one frequency to Oslo out from Vienna while moving it to Bratislava. Bratislava Airport thus became the second largest airport in the CEE region in terms of Norwegian presence.
“Opening two brand new connections to main Scandinavian hubs such as Oslo and Copenhagen offering numerous connecting possibilities even beyond the cities throughout the whole Europe is very strong message for the region. Placing twice as much capacity to Bratislava as in Vienna with even one frequency taken out from Vienna is the fruit of our new commercial strategy and clearly shows the growing potential of Bratislava Airport as an attractive, modern and smart solution for more and more carriers”, said Tomas Kika, Chief Commercial Officer of Bratislava Airport.
The new route from Bratislava to Oslo will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting from March 28th, 2012. The second route to Copenhagen will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays from May 3rd, 2012. Tickets for the new Scandinavian destinations have been launched for sale as of today, Wednesday November 23rd, 2011 on www.norwegian.com, through favourite travellers websites, travel agencies and shortly also via the new official website of Bratislava Airport www.airportbratislava.sk .
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded “Norwegian,” is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia, and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa and the Middle East. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With more than 13 million passengers in 2010, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 59 aircraft on 261 routes to 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.