A lot of activity around the Airline Flyr in Norway right now. More aircraft are on the way in and new destinations are continuously announced.
The Norwegian airline Flyr, which started traffic on June 30 this summer, continues to gain market share. The airline has built up a domestic network in Norway with a stable foundation on some previous Norwegian Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Relatively early, about 2 months after the start of traffic, the airline started operating from Oslo to Nice, Malaga, and Alicante. This was followed by the start of traffic to Rome, Copenhagen, and Paris as well.
A few weeks later, the airline presents more news about operating winter flights to airports close to popular ski resorts. With airports such as Grenoble, Milan, Munich, Geneva, and Salzburg. The news that follows also presents youth tickets all the way up to the age of 29, which must be seen as generous.
But the big news that Flyr presented came this week. The airline has signed a letter of intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six brand new 737 aircraft from Boeing.
The aircraft is of type 737-8 and will be delivered directly from the Boeing factory to Flyr during the first half of 2022. The agreement also includes an option for four more aircraft with delivery in 2023.
– The decision to choose the latest generation of brand new Boeing aircraft is completely in line with the authorities’ goal of more sustainable development of Norwegian aviation. At the same time, we are happy to deliver on customers’ desire to fly the latest aircraft with the lowest emissions, says Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Flyr. The new aircraft type contributes on average with an emission saving of up to 14 percent compared to previous models, says Wikstrøm Frislid.
At the same time as this news came, Flyr announced that they would also establish direct routes from Trondheim to both Tromso and Alicante.
Which are the first routes that do not go through their hub Oslo Gardemoen. The amount of new aircraft exceeds the number of aircraft they already have, which will certainly lead to more big news from Flyr during the winter with new announcements.