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New Route of the Day (15 June 2024): Air France between Paris CDG and Harstad/Narvik

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Air France inaugurated a new seasonal intra-European service on Saturday 15 June between Paris CDG and Harstad/Narvik (IATA code EVE) in the Norwegian municipality of Evenes. The 2,305-kilometre route will be maintained weekly with an A319 aircraft until 31 August. Air France faces no competition between the two cities.

Flight AF1112 departs Paris CDG at 09:45 local time, arriving in Harstad/Narvik at 13.25. The return service, operating as flight AF1113, takes off from the Norwegian airport at 14:25 local time, touching back down in the French capital at 18:05.

What they said

Martin Langaas, Route Development Manager at airport operator Avinor, said: “The region is experiencing unprecedented demand from large markets in Europe. Local and regional businesses, as well as tourism authorities have worked well together to create offers and services that are sought after by tourists in large countries such as Germany, France, and Switzerland to name a few, resulting in these new flights.”

June Berg-Sollund, Head of Tourism at Visit Narvik, noted: “It is incredibly important that this route is a success. It will be critical for us to be able to work towards a year-round service. These flights help to increase the attractiveness of moving to Evenes. We know the region is struggling with a lack of immigration. We need more people to move here and live here. These flights help make us more accessible to other parts of Europe. We will not be able to get the labour force we need in the future from Norway alone.”

Air France now serves four airports in Norway

Harstad/Narvik is Air France’s fourth destination in Norway, joining Oslo OSL, Bergen and Tromso. In total, the French flag carrier will run 30-weekly flights to Norway from its Paris CDG hub during the peak of S24, with 4,724 seats available each week.

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Air France maintains the most flights from Paris CDG to Oslo OSL, with 20-weekly departures, followed by a daily Bergen service, and 2-weekly Tromso flights.

Harstad/Narvik welcomes three new airlines

Harstad/Narvik Airport is located in northern Norway and handled 808,651 passengers in 2023. It is served by seven airlines on a scheduled basis. Out of those, four maintain year-round operations. They include DAT, SAS, Norwegian and regional carrier Wideroe.  The latter is the largest airline at Harstad/Narvik based on the number of operated flights, while Norwegian maintains the most capacity.

This summer saw the addition of Discover Airlines, with seasonal operations from Frankfurt, as well as Edelweiss Air from Zurich, complementing Air France’s new service.

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