The Norwegian airline norwegian.no has announced that it will be making, for the year starting 5 November 2006, three flights a week between Oslo and Geneva, increasing to four flights from 9 December.
"We think there is a demand for a direct service between Geneva and Oslo", said Daniel Skjeldam, Director for the norwegian.no network, in a communiqué. "The timetable we are using benefits business, tourism and particularly skiers. Geneva is both a major international business centre and also an ideal gateway to the best ski resorts in Europe".
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, flights leave Oslo at 10:50, arriving in Geneva at 13:30; departure from Geneva is at 14:10, reaching Oslo at 16:50. On Sundays, departure from Oslo is at 16:45, arriving in Geneva at 19:25; departure from Geneva is at 20:10, arriving in Oslo at 22:50. From Saturday 9 December, departure from Oslo is at 13:40, arriving in Geneva at 16:20; and departure from Geneva is at 17:00, arriving in Oslo at 19:40.
Norwegian is Scandinavia’s largest "low cost" airline. It started its operations on 1 September 2002 with six B737-300 aircraft on four domestic routes. It is now using 20 Boeing 737-300s, operates on ten domestic routes, and also flies to 54 international destinations. The airline has 620 employees, and its headquarters are in Fornebu (Oslo).
More information: www.norwegian.no