Norwegian takes off in the Spanish domestic market with seven routes into the Canary Islands

Friday, 17 July 2015

Norwegian will deliver over 10,416 weekly seats into the Canary Islands market, a figure that amounts to over 230,000 seats in the first winter season, thus helping to reverse the downward trend connectivity to the archipelago has suffered over the last few years.

Norwegian will be the first airline to offer free Wi-Fi connection onboard Spanish domestic flights, according to Norwegian.

“Today's announcement represents Norwegian’s coming of age in Spain,” said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO, today in Madrid. “Figures speak volumes: Norwegian offers 133 routes in and out of 15 Spanish airports, of which six are operating bases, and employs almost 900 people in the country. One-fifth of our entire fleet is based here. The launch of this first batch of seven domestic routes makes our commitment to Spain all the more evident.”

“What’s more, today’s launch is first and foremost a move for the public good, for it will help reverse the trend whereby the market between the Continent and the Canaries was suffering a constant reduction in capacity with a commensurate increase in the price of air fares. In that way, our move into the Spanish domestic market will bring about better service, lower fares and therefore more choices in the benefit of the Spanish consumers.”

“We are looking forward to seeing our customers enjoying of our brand-new aircraft, professional crews, and generous, Scandinavian-length leg room —not to forget the fact that Norwegian will be the first airline ever to offer free Wi-Fi connection onboard Spanish domestic flights.”



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