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Tromsø’s international capacity has doubled from the previous high; eight new routes since October

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 seats in W19, more than double its previous winter record. But it is not just about winter: available seats in S23 were a fifth higher than the previous high in that season.

Tromso season development 2014-2024

Significant international growth

Eight new routes have been introduced since the start of October 2023, as summarised below. They have built on various others that started during the pandemic. They include Air France from Paris CDG on 10 December 2022 (originally weekly, now 2-weekly) and Austrian Airlines from Vienna on 17 December 2022 (originally weekly, now 2-weekly).

  • 18 January 2024: Norwegian, Berlin-Tromsø (2-weekly)
  • 16 January 2024: Norwegian, Milan BGY- Tromsø (2)
  • 15 January 2024: Norwegian, Paris CDG-Tromsø (2)
  • 21 December 2023: Eurowings, Berlin-Tromsø (2)
  • 21 December 2023: Eurowings, Hamburg-Tromsø (2)
  • 2 December 2023: Finnair, Rovaniemi-Tromsø (2)
  • 1 December 2023: Transavia, Amsterdam-Tromsø (2)
  • 26 October 2023: Norwegian, Copenhagen-Tromsø (2)

Berlin - Tromso

SAS is the largest operator

With around 85% of W23 seats, SAS, Norwegian, and Widerøe (which is set to be acquired by Norwegian) are the largest operators, virtually entirely because of the domestic market.

With a third of seats, SAS is the largest operator. It has five routes this winter: Oslo (51-weekly in February), Bodø (11), Copenhagen (6), Alta (4), Longyearbyen (4) and Stockholm ARN (4).

Prague Airport

Notice Wizz Air. Not only is it Tromsø’s leading ULCC, but it is also the airport’s largest international carrier. Tromsø joined its network in December 2017 and is one of eight airports that it serves in Norway in W23. Wizz Air has two Tromsø routes: Gdansk (4-weekly in February) and London LTN (3-weekly). The latter began in December 2018.

Top 20 Tromso airlines W23

Oslo has 40% of seats

Examining Cirium information shows that Tromsø has non-stop or one-stop same-plane scheduled flights to 34 destinations this winter, of which more than half are domestic. This is primarily because of Widerøe’s lifeline-type operation to smaller communities.

About 40% of the airport’s capacity is to Norway’s capital, not just for the local market but also, importantly, as the primary international gateway. The 1,120-kilometre airport pair is served by SAS (51-weekly in February) and Norwegian (37). In recent years, it was also served by Wizz Air (November 2020-June 2021), which quickly stopped all domestic flights in Norway, and Flyr (July 2021-January 2023), the defunct Norwegian airline.

Top 10 Tromso destinations W23

Billund Airport