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Norwegian opens new base with 10 direct routes from Sandefjord Torp Airport

Press release   •   Nov 16, 2011 10:30 GMT

Norwegian (NAS) continues its expansion in the Nordic region and opens a new base at Sandefjord Torp Airport, south of Oslo. At the same time the airline launches eight new routes from the airport, in addition to the existing two.

"Norwegian sees a considerable potential both in the business and leisure segments in the greater Torp area, with its approximate population of 650,000. That’s why we will base one aircraft at Torp from March 2012 and launch eight new routes,” said CEO Bjørn Kjos at Norwegian.

One Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based at Torp with the launch of the summer schedule 2012. Norwegian has growth ambitions at Torp.

The new routes from Torp are Bergen; Trondheim; Evenes; Berlin; Palma; Las Palmas; Antalya and Nice. Norwegian also operates non-stop flights to Alicante and Malaga from Torp.

When the new routes start at Torp 80 percent of Norwegian’s fleet will be WiFi equipped, making it easy for passengers to work online at 30,000 feet.

Communications Manager Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, tlf. + 47 45 456012

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 and the Middle East. With competitive prices and customer friendly solutions and service, the company has experienced significant growth over the previous years. With more than 13 million passengers in 2010, Norwegian is the 3rd largest low-cost airline in Europe. Norwegian currently operates 59 aircraft on 261 routes to 100 destinations and employs approximately 2 500 people.