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New Route of the Day (6 February 2024): Norwegian between Aalborg and Funchal


Norwegian commenced seasonal flights between Aalborg and Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday 6 February. The 3,385-kilometre route will be maintained weekly until 30 April with the 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. It faces no competition.

Flight D83944 departs Aalborg at 09:25 local time, arriving in Funchal at 13:25 local time. The return service, operating as flight D83395, takes off from Madeira at 14:10 local time, touching back down in the Danish city at 19:55 local time.

What they said

Magnus Maursund, Commercial Director at Norwegian, said: “We are happy to be able to launch Madeira. Together with our five direct non-stop routes from Aalborg to sunny Spanish destinations, we now offer a wide range of attractive routes over the winter. The fact that we can once again announce a new route from Aalborg underlines our growth ambitions. The travellers have welcomed us, and North Jutland is an important region for Norwegian. That is why we are looking with interest at the right opportunities to increase the route offer from Aalborg.”

Martin Scedsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aalborg Airport, added: “We had the pleasure of sending an almost full Norwegian plane on the first trip to the holiday island of Madeira, where we have clearly heard from tour operators NILLED Rejsen and Best Travel, among others, that it is a very popular destination. Even before the first flight took off, it has been revealed that Madeira will also be on the program from Aalborg Airport in 2025.”

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Aalborg with four new routes in 2024

Aalborg Airport oversaw the introduction of six new routes last year, with the growth trend set to continue into 2024 as well. In 2023, SAS added flights from Aalborg to New York EWR, Pegasus Airlines to Antalya, Norwegian to Alicante and Barcelona, airBaltic to Gran Canaria, while Iceland’s PLAY inaugurated services to Keflavik.

Since then, SAS has discontinued its flights to New York EWR, but Norwegian has continued to grow with the addition of Funchal, while services to Nice will launch on 3 June.

Other airlines are also expanding their presence in Aalborg with Ryanair to commence services to Girona on 1 April, while Air Greenland will launch flights to Kangerlussuaq on 25 June.

Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth-largest city, located in the north of the country. The European Commission recently concluded that the citizens of Aalborg are the most satisfied people in Europe with their town.

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