Norwegian carrier Flyr to launch Edinburgh-Oslo route – Business Traveller

Norwegian start-up carrier Flyr has announced plans for its first UK route.

The airline launched flights in 2021, initially serving domestic destinations, and has confirmed it will fly between Edinburgh and Oslo from April 8.

The year-round service will operate up to thrice-weekly, using a B737-800 aircraft.

Flyr will join Norwegian and SAS on the Edinburgh-Oslo route.

The carrier is set to take delivery of the first of six B737 Max 8 aircraft this year, and has also announced new routes to Prague, Stockholm, Billund and Pisa for later this year.

Flyr’s website states:

“Flyr is a Norwegian airline that was created for travellers in Norway and built up with a size, organization, and route offering that is adapted to everyday life after the coronavirus pandemic.

“Everyone who works at Flyr is directly employed by the company, with Norwegian pay and working conditions. We now have more than 300 employees, many of whom have extensive experience from companies such as SAS, Norwegian, Widerøe, and Braathens.

“Flyr is led by Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, the first female CEO in the aviation industry in the Nordics.”

The new follows confirmation from Loganair that it will restore flights between Aberdeen and Oslo from June.

Loganair to relaunch Aberdeen-Oslo route

Commenting on the news Kate Sherry, aviation director at Edinburgh Airport, said:

“It’s great to see a new airline like Flyr choosing Edinburgh for its first Scottish route – it really demonstrates the strength of the market and the desire to come and experience what our fantastic capital city and country has to offer.

“As part of our recovery plans it’s important that we work to both retain and grow connectivity to and from Scotland as we know there is a pent-up demand for travel, be it reuniting with families and friends or forging business links, and we will continue to map out a sustainable recovery for Edinburgh Airport.”

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