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New Route of the Day (22 June 2024): Norwegian between Oslo OSL and Montpellier

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Norwegian launched flights between Oslo OSL and Montpellier on Saturday 22 June. The 1,910-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 737-800 aircraft. The LCC has no competition on the route.

The new service marks the resumption of flights between the two cities, which was previously operated two years ago by the now-defunct Flyr.

Montpellier Airport diversifies network

Montpellier Airport has expanded its offering this summer with a number of new routes. Apart from Norwegian’s new Oslo OSL service, the airport has seen new routes by Transavia France to Istanbul IST, Constantine in Algeria and Rabat in Morocco,, further strengthening its connectivity with North Africa.

Earlier this summer, easyJet launched operations to Palma de Mallorca, while another LCC – Volotea – introduced its first international service out of Montpellier Airport, with flights to Menorca. Up until now, it has exclusively served domestic destinations out of the French airport.

The network growth is being complemented by an increase in frequencies on a select number of routes, including Frankfurt and London LGW, as well as an extended flying season to the likes of Athens, Heraklion, and Oran.

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Transavia France is Montpellier’s largest carrier this summer

During the January – May period, Montpellier Airport handled 665,164 passengers, representing an increase of 8% on last year and is just 5.8% below its 2019 pre-pandemic performance.

During the all-important Q2 and Q3, Transavia France operates the most flights and offers the most capacity out of Montpellier Airport, standing at 1.914 and 361,398 respectively. It leads Air France as the second largest with 255,424 seats during the two quarters and Volotea with 205,308 seats.

Looking ahead, Montpellier Airport envisions consolidating its domestic French network and enhancing frequencies to regional destinations with Volotea. Southbound, there is a commitment to filling gaps in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Morocco. Northbound expansion is earmarked for Nordic countries, Germany, and Central Europe.

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