norwegian celebrates 10 years in Berlin01.04.2014
New connection to Barcelona
Nine routes in ten years: norwegian presents a good balance on its Berlin anniversary. In 2004, Norway’s national airline started flight operations at Berlin-Schönefeld with a connection to Oslo. Scandinavia’s second-largest airline meanwhile serves eight European destinations from Berlin. And its success story is far from over: to coincide with its anniversary, the airline is expanding its route network from Berlin towards Spain. Starting on 2 April, norwegian will be offering a ninth destination to Barcelona. The Catalonian metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea will be served three times a week by a Boeing B737-800. In February, non-stop flights to Gran Canaria and Tenerife were added to the flight schedule.
‘Our flight offerings have been very popular in Germany since day one. Since starting flight operations with the Oslo route ten years ago, we have rapidly expanded our network to include other Nordic destinations. When planning trips to Scandinavia, many passengers in Germany now choose norwegian’, says Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. ‘Towards Spain, we offer non-stop flights from Berlin-Schönefeld to Tenerife and Gran Canaria as well as our latest connection to Barcelona, for which we use a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly aircraft.’
‘With over two million passengers in ten years and an ever-growing route network, norwegian is a key partner at Schönefeld’, says Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. ‘I would like to express my sincere thanks for the trust and confidence shown in us and look forward to continuing our successful cooperation. I wish norwegian all the best for all future flights.’
Norway’s national airline is Europe’s third-biggest low-cost carrier with a market share of 6.4 per cent. Last year, the airline transported more than 20 million passengers to 128 destinations worldwide.
The new Berlin-Schönefeld to Barcelona route will be served every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Flights will depart from Schönefeld at 11.35 a.m. and reach their destination at 2.15 p.m. Return flights will depart at 8.15 a.m., arriving in the German capital at 11 a.m. The airline offers passengers free Wi-Fi on board. Its vibrant city life and unique architecture make the Catalonian metropolis a popular destination for weekend breaks. Its location on the Mediterranean Sea also makes it the ideal destination for extended beach holidays.