Due to the geography of Norway, scheduled air service is vital. Six Norwegian airlines are currently serving no less than 46 airports in Norway on a regular basis. In additition, to several foreign Airlines. British Airways franchise Sun-Air of Scandinavia serves Geilo´s Dagali Aiport from Oslo.
The main airport in Norway is Oslo Airport (OSL).
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded "Norwegian," is a public low-cost airline noted on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company is the second largest airline in Scandinavia and has a route portfolio that stretches across Europe into North Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the US. The airline currently operates 413 routes to 128 destinations. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. In 2013, more than 20 million passengers travelled with the airline.
The current majority of the fleet consists of dry-leased aircraft except from five aircraft that are on the company’s balance sheet. Norwegian has an order with the Boeing Company for the purchase of 63 Boeing 737-800 aircraft between 2009 and 2014. More than 13 million passengers flew with the airline in 2010. In 2013, Norwegian was voted Europe´s best low-cost carrier of the year by the renowned SkyTrax World Airline Awards. It is the passengers themselves who have evaluated over 200 airlines worldwide in what is described as the most prestigious award in the airline industry.
Norwegian is the first airline in Europe to offer in-flight WiFi and was awarded the prestigious Passenger Choice Awards in the category "Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications" in 2012 and 2013.
In 2012, Norwegian was also named the Second Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe" by Skytrax during the World Airline Awards 2012.
Destinations in Norway: Oslo (OSL), Rygge (RYG), Bergen (BGO), Kristiansand (KRS), Stavanger (SVG), Trondheim (TRD), Tromsø (TOS), Alta (ALF), Kirkenes (KKN), Harstad (EVE), Narvik (EVE), Bodø (BGO), Bardufoss (BDU) and Longyearbyen (LYR).
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)
Scandinavian Airlines is the Nordic region´s largest listed airline and travel group and the fourth-largest air-line group in Europe, in terms of number of passengers and operating revenue. The SAS offers air transport and related services from its base in Northern Europe. The Group also includes hotel operations with Rezidor SAS Hospitality. For the third consecutive year, SAS is Europe"s most punctual airline, according to the American company FlightStats.
SAS Norway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) Group and was established in the spring of 2004, SAS Norway has created or announced a total of 18 new international routes. SAS Norway operates routes in Norway, and also between Norway and the rest of Europe. The airline is the largest in Norway, and has 440 departures daily. Around 3,750 employees work for the airline, which is based in Fornebu, close to Oslo.
SAS Norway has a route network covering 40 destinations from Longyearbyen in the north to Las Palmas in the south. SAS Norway is a member of the global Star Alliance network.
Destinations: Ålesund, Bergen, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Molde, Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Alta, Bardufoss, Bodø, Harstad - Narvik, Kirkenes, Tromsø and Longyearbyen
Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 1,400. The company carries around 2 million passengers annually and flies to more than 40 domestic and 6 international destinations, including summer routes.
Widerøe has close to 400 take-offs and landings every day and operates more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. Today our network consists of 60% commercial routes, and 40% PSO routes (Public Services Obligations).
Fly Norway is a special offer to permanent residents of countries outside Scandinavia and Finland. To use these fares, you must be able to prove your residence in form of a valid passport or official identity card.
Two fare levels:
Low available fare: The cheapest seats are available in small numbers, and mostly outside peek hours only.
High available fare: If you´re not able to find the lowest fare on the flight you prefer, High available fare is easier to get, and still a very reasonable fare.
Destinations in Norway: Alta, Andøya, Bergen, Berlevåg, Bodø, Brønnøysund, Båtsfjord, Førde, Hammerfest, Harstad, Narvik, Hasvik, Honningsvåg, Kirkenes, Lakselv, Leknes, Mehamn, Mo I Rana, Mosjøen, Namsos, Oslo, Røros, Rørvik, Sandane, Sandefjord, Sandnessjøen, Sogndal, Stavanger, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Sørkjosen, Tromsø, Trondheim, Vadsø, Vardø and Ørsta-Volda.
British Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located airports. British Airways operates one of the largest and the most modern fleets of any airline in the world.
British Airways merger with Iberia is now complete, creating Europe´s third largest scheduled airline. Both airlines will continue to offer a great service but now this will be available across an extended network of destinations worldwide. Here are 5 good reasons why the merger will make your travel experience with us even better.
Destinations in Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, Alta, Bodø, Harstad / Narvik, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Kristiansand, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim, Longyearbyen.
The Lufthansa Group is an aviation group with global operations. It consists of five business segments, which encompass the areas of passenger transportation and airfreight, as well as downstream services: Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and IT Services. All the segments are market leaders in their respective areas. Lufthansa Group comprises a total of almost 500 subsidiaries and associated companies. Deutsche Lufthansa AG has the management and supervisory structures typical for companies in Germany. The Executive Board is responsible for managing the Company; it defines its strategic direction and strives for sustainable increases in its value. The Supervisory Board appoints, advises and supervises the Executive Board.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the parent company and at the same time the largest single operating company in the Group. The individual business segments are run as separate Group companies, with the exception of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines within the Passenger Airline Group segment. They have their own profit and operating responsibility and are monitored by their respective supervisory boards, in which members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG´s Executive Board are also represented.
Thai Airways was founded in 1960 with overseas flights inauguration and intercontinental services in 1971. The corporate vision of THAI is to be First Choice Carrier, with Touches of Thai. Our airline is modern, innovative and progressive, yet celebrates everything which makes Thailand unique – its culture, traditions and, above all, the warm hospitality the kingdom and its people extend to global travellers. The overall objective of THAI´s branding process is to enhance the corporate philosophy: World Class, High Trust, and Thai Touch.
The values of THAI reflect the values of Thailand, inspiring not only our outward appearance, but also the gracious hospitality, on the ground and in the air, for which this airline is renowned. Thai Airways is a member of Star Alliance, the strongest airline partnership with the most extensive network.
THAI operates from Oslo.
Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline. Its headquarters is located on the grounds of Dublin Airport in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airports. Ryanair operates 298 Boeing 737–800 aircraft. The airline has been characterised by its rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the aviation industry in Europe in 1997 and the success of its low-cost business model. Ryanair´s route network serves 28 countries in Europe and also Morocco.
Ryanair´s largest competitor is EasyJet which, unlike Ryanair, has a focus on larger or primary airports and also heavily targets business passengers. The airline has repeatedly come under heavy criticism for its poor treatment of disabled passengers.
Ryanair operates from Oslo, Haugesund and Sandefjord.
NextJet is the largest regional airline in Sweden. The company is based in Frösundavik in Solna Municipality, just north of Stockholm. NextJet serve most of their domestic destinations from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. They also serve a lot of domestic destinations from Stockholm-Bromma Airport on the behalf of Sverigeflyg.
NextJet also serve Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from Mariehamn Airport on the behalf of Air Åland. One of the NextJet owners is former member of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus. It also operates taxi and executive charter flights with two business jet aircraft.
NextJet operates from Sandefjord.
easyJET route goes from Bergen Airport to London Gatwick. The year-long daily route will start 20 May. easyJet are Europe´s leading airline, operating on over 600 routes across 30 countries with our fleet of over 200 aircraft. We employ over 8,000 people including 2,000 pilots and 4,500 cabin crew. Last year we flew over 59 million passengers.
easyJET flies between more primary airports on more popular routes across Europe than any other airline. These airports offer our passengers a greater connectivity across Europe, however they tend to be busier and more subject to slot constraints and curfews than smaller airfields located further away from Europe"s main cities. Nonetheless, we do everything we can to get passengers to their destination on time.
NextJet operates from Bergen.
Uncompromising safety and security have top priority with us. Our aircraft of the type Airbus A319/320 are not only the market leaders in terms of space, noise protection and energy consumption, they are also maintained continuously in line with state-of-the-art technology.
Our experienced pilots and cabin crew look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you on board with a smile. The Germanwings team of approximately 460 employees, from check-in specialists to pilots, has the objective of making your flight as safe and pleasant as possible and accompanying you with top service and reliable information.
Our pilots get you safely to your destination. To ensure that this happens, we rely on the tried and tested basic training of our crew at the Lufthansa Training Center in Frankfurt and regular advanced training courses.
Germanwings operates from Oslo.
Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar and the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 100 international destinations from its base in Doha, using a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. Qatar Airways operates services across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania.
The airline has more than 30,000 staff, with 17,000 people employed directly and a further 13,000 in its subsidiaries. Qatar Airways would join the Oneworld alliance. The carrier became a full member just one year later on October 30, 2013.
Qatar Airways operates from Oslo.
Enjoy the grand Norwegian scenery from one of our seaplanes. The variation of fjord, mountains, waterfalls and claciers is in itself a grand show! The tourists describe often these events as the highlight of the holiday and a memory for life.
The company today operates six Cessna U/TU 206 and one DHC-2 Beaver, all being seaplanes. Taxi and sightseeing operations are our main occupation, but photo and reporting assignments are also well represented. We operate on an all-year basis, but during the winter season we have but one or two aircrafts in readiness. The season starts on April 15th and ends about Oct. 15th.
Fonnafly was established 30 years ago at Rosendal and is thus among the oldest airline companies in the country. During a period Fonnafly was also one of Norway´s largest taxi/charter airlines, but that was prior to the separation of the landplane division in 1990. Today we operate from Bergen, Rosendal, Voss and Oslo.
Sundt Air operates from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. We can provide all personnel, for example pilots and mechanics, and take care of all planning and operations. Furthermore, we can offer hangar-space at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and we have favourable agreements on spare-parts and insurance. If the aircraft is for exclusive use of the owner we will make sure it is ready for use at all times, and if the owner also wishes to rent out the aircraft, we can take care of sales and marketing. This will obviously contribute to a cost-reduction for the owner.
Advise on what aircraft to buy based on the individual needs of a prospective owner, and support through the purchasing process, are important elements in what we have to offer.
Pegasus helicopter is the only helicopter operator at Oslo Airport, and operates a fleet of modern helicopters. Pegasus helicopter is a JAR-OPS 3 operator, and also runs a JAR-145 maintenance facility in the Sundt Air hangar. Sundt Air has a 34 % stake in the company.
BERGEN AIR TRANSPORT
Bergen Air Transport was established in 1998 and is the smallest and most flexible liner company. With its own aircraft Bergen Air Transport offer point-to-point flights of passengers and freight to destinations throughout Europe.
Bergen Air Transport has its main base at Bergen Airport Flesland.
CHC operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft in about 30 countries. The locations and number of our bases changes frequently based on customer requirements but we currently operate bases on every continent except Antarctica - and we are one of the few global operators with experience in that region.
Our main operating bases in Norway is Stavanger, Bergen, Florø, Kristiansund and Brønnøysund.
AIRPORTS LOCATED IN
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Fagernes Airport (Private)
Geilo Airport (Private)
Sandefjord Airport Torp (Private)
Moss Airport Rygge (Private)
Skien Airport (Private)
Notodden Airport (Private)
Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik
Arendal Airport (Private)
Stavanger Airport, Sola
Haugesund Airport Karmøy
Bergen Airport Flesland
Stord Airport (Private)
SOGN & FJORDANE
Førde Airport Bringeland
Sogndal Airport Haukåsen
Sandane Airport Anda
MØRE & ROMSDAL
Molde Airport, Årø
Ålesund Airport Vigra
Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget
Ørsta-Volda Airport, Hovden
Trondheim Airport, Værnes
Andøya Airport Andenes
Brønnøysund Airport Brønnøy
Mo i Rana Airport Røssvoll
Mosjøen Airport Kjærstad
Narvik Airport Framnes
Harstad / Narvik Airport Evenes
Sandnessjøen Airport Stokka
Stokmarknes Airport Skagen
Svolvær Airport Helle
Tromsø Airport, Langnes
Lakselv Airport Banak
Honningsvåg Airport Valan
Kirkenes Airport Høybuktmoen
Vardø Airport Svartnes
Svalbard Airport Longyear
AIRLINES, FERRIES, BOATS, and THE COASTAL VOYAGE
Ferries and express boats / catamarans operate from early morning until late at night. There is no need to book and indeed you rarely can do so.
The Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Hurtigruten) meaning the coastal express in Norwegian, sails up the coast of Norway all the way from Bergen right up beyond the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes. The ships are regular service vessels built to carry freight, mail and passengers along the 2,500 nautical miles of coastline. Calling at 34 ports en route, it takes eleven days if you do the entire return trip.
Norwegian State Railways (NSB) has a well developed network connecting the main cities. Where the railroad ends, comfortable coaches take you further to Nordkapp, Kirkenes, etc. in the north or Kristiansund, Molde and Ålesund in the west. Most of the long distance routes are scenic routes. Specially spectacular routes to recommend are the Flåm Line (side line from the Bergen line) and Rauma Line from Dombås to Åndalsnes. Norwegian trains are very comfortable and provide good service, both on day and night services. There are also good, direct rail connections with the main cities in Sweden and Denmark.
Fares compare favourably with those in Britain, and there are special rail passes available, valid for unlimited travel during a chosen number of days. These are Scanrail Pass, Norway Rail Pass and Freedom (Domino) - Pass - Norway. Discounts are given on several coaches, ferries, etc. to holders of the Scanrail Pass. Note that favourable prices are offered for Scandinavian connections by British Rail International.
Distances between some of the Cities/places in Norway.