TRS Munich

Nearly 50 Norwegian airports handle scheduled passenger flights, many serving small communities inaccessible or at least challenging to reach with another transport mode. The country’s third-busiest airport is Trondheim. According to Avinor, it had just over four million passengers last year, about 6% more than in 2022 but still down by 9% versus the record […]

The Northern Norwegian city of Tromsø is located within the Arctic Circle and plays a vital role in the region’s tourism and economic development. While the vast majority of Tromsø’s capacity is domestic, there has been a considerable increase in new international capacity, including from multiple new routes. According to Cirium schedules information, Tromsø has 172,000 departing international […]

January 30, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Oslo - USA

Some 22 European countries have non-stop flights to the US in Q2 (April-June) of this year, according to Cirium schedules information data. Four of these are Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in the Nordics. They collectively have 402,000 of the 12.1 million one-way seats – just 3%. Denmark ranks 12th out of the 22, Finland […]

European Domestic Market Analysis

The last week has sadly seen the collapse of two European airlines, Flybe version 2 and Flyr. Both carriers were launched since the start of the pandemic and focussed, at least initially, on their respective domestic markets of the UK and Norway. While the revived Flybe remained focussed on the domestic market for all of […]

February 3, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

SAS Flags

An airline undergoing much transformation, SAS is Europe’s eighth largest operator by flights in 1H 2023, based on Cirium schedules information. It is the leading airline serving Sweden and Denmark but is inevitably second to mainly domestic operator Widerøe in Norway. This regional carrier is synonymous with Dash 8s and short, multi-stop domestic services in […]

OSL - BER

Norwegian carrier Flyr began commercial operations from Oslo on 30 June 2021, focussing on domestic services. That remained the case during winter 2021/22, although by then the airline was offering several international routes from the Norwegian capital. However, last summer saw Flyr launch almost 30 international routes, not only from Oslo, but also from Bergen […]

January 26, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Baltic Nordic

Analysis of airport passenger data across all the Baltic and Nordic nations (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden) reveals which have been the most (and least) successful at getting air traffic back to pre-pandemic levels. For much of the pandemic Norway was leading the way with its extensive domestic network and where […]

September 13, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Air Service One Germany Italy

After the COVID pandemic struck and impacted air travel in March 2020, international travel was seriously impacted for a long time due to the restrictive and ever-changing travel rules imposed, somewhat arbitrarily, by governments around the world. In Europe it was noticeable that in many countries, it was easier to maintain domestic services as these […]

Bergen Norway

Routes Europe 2022, to be held in Bergen, Norway will be the 15th route development forum uniting the European region. Taking place from 18-20 May 2022, the event attracts the region’s leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss their air service networks. Set over three business days, the conference programme will bring together airline CEOs and […]

April 25, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Nordic and Baltic Country Report

The countries comprising the Nordic and Baltic region of Europe have seen significant variations in their rate of traffic recovery since the start of the pandemic. Norway, with its geography making domestic air travel the only viable means of connecting some regions, saw significant travel demand during the first year of the pandemic, at least […]