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Widerøe is a regional airline from Norway, which is part of the SAS Group.
Widerøe flies to many destinations including Aberdeen, Alesund, Alta, Bergen, Batsfjord, Bodo, Berlevag, Copenhagen, Floro, Forde, Gothenburg, Hammerfest, Hasvik, Lakselv, Leknes, Mehamn, Mold, Narvik, Namsos and many others. Widerøe has a codeshare agreement with Eastern Airways.
Widerøe is the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 3,000 and a turnover of NOK 3.5 billion. The company carries around 2.8 million passengers annually and flies to 46 domestic and international destinations. Widerøe operates more than 450 flights every day and operates to more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. Today, Widerøe’s network consists of 40% Public Services Obligations and 60% commercial routes.
Widerøe's fleet consists of Bombarider Dash 8-100, Bombardier Dash 8-Q200, Bombardier Dash 8-300 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen. Widerøe operates a frequent flyer program called EuroBonus to reward regular travel with the airline. EuroBonus frequent flyer points can be earned on all international routes, and can be redeemed on international routes and domestic routes not part of the public service obligation.
Widerøe offers many ticket types including:
Full Flex, Flex, Eco Low, Eco High, Youth Tickets and the Student Ticket.
Full Flex is a good option of ticket for those who want full flexibility and tickets can be changed and are refundable free of charge.
Flex ticket is flexible ticket that can be changed within the same fare type or upgraded by paying the cost difference. The tickets are refundable. Widerøe offers all passengers hand luggage of one piece of up to 8 kilos with measurements of 55 x 40 x 20cm. All passengers can bring at least one checked baggage free of charge on all Widerøeflights.
In November 2014, Widerøe and Eastern Airways announced a new codeshare agreement. This agreement will provide greater connections via Aberdeen and Newcastle, along with improved access between Eastern's destinations in UK and Widerøe's network in Norway. Widerøes Flyveselskap AS was founded on February 19th 1934 by five enthusiastic friends. One of them was Viggo Widerøe. In the beginning the company was located at Ingierstrand outside Oslo and initially the company operated air taxi, ambulance, school transport services and aerial photo flights. Widerøe operates a fleet of 41 Bombardier Dash-8 turbo-prop aircraft. The fleet consists of 7 Dash-8 300, 20 Dash-8 100, 3 Dash-8-Q200 and 11 Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. All the planes are built between 1990 and 2010. Widerøe operates more than 450 flights every day and operates to more than twice as many airports in Norway than any other airline. Today our network consists of 60% commercial routes, and 40% PSO routes
Widerøe is renown as the largest regional airline in Scandinavia. With over 80 years of experience, Widerøe consists of 3,000 staff and a turnover of NOK 3.5 billion. Widerøe has established itself as one of the major regional transport providers in Norway. Annually, the airline carries nearly 2.8 million passengers and flies to 3 international and 36 domestic destinations, including summer destinations. Widerøe provides many routes for tourists visiting the Scandanavian area and wish to see the Northern Lights to tick off their bucket lists.
Widerøe was founded in 1934 by 5 people and was located at Ingierstrand, outside Oslo. The company originally operated as a transport for schools, aerial photos and as well as an air ambulance and taxi. In the 1950’s, the airline’s activity increased significantly, with additional routes added to new airports being built in the Scandinavian regions. The airline was then involved in World War II to help with sea air ambulances as there was no ban on civil aviation. They also took part in aerial advertising, by dropping leaflets mid-flight which increased revenue in mountain resorts. The fleet were built between 1990 and 2010 and is made up of 41 Bombardier Dash-8 turbo-prop aircraft, 7 Dash-8 300, 3-Dash-8-Q200, 11 Dash-8 q400 and 20 Dash-8 100. The flight capacities range from 39 – 78 seats. Widerøe is committed to adhere to the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s goal of zero emissions by 2050. The goal is an emissions-neutral aviation as an integral part of a future sustainable of society and environment. The main bases for Widerøe is Sandefjord Airport, Torp, Bodø Airport, Tromsø Airport, Bergen Airport, Flesland and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen. Widerøe's operations are focused on point-to-point transit, although the airline essentially feeds medium-haul and international airlines. Their main domestic airport is Sandefjord Airport.
Wideroe outlines Embrarer E-190 E2 rotues for Finnnair in S18
Finnair in summer 2018 is launching new partnership with Widerøe, which the Norwegian carrier will operate Embraer E190-E2 aircraft for Finnair to Helsinki, from Bergen and Tromso. Configuration of the Embraer E190-E2 is J6Y108, using IATA code 290.
Planned schedule as follow.
Helsinki – Bergen eff 15MAY18 1 daily
AY941 HEL1520 – 1615BGO 290 D
AY942 BGO1125 – 1420HEL 290 D
Helsinki – Tromso eff 16MAY18 1 weekly
AY945 HEL1520 – 1615TOS 290 6
AY946 TOS1125 – 1420HEL 290 6
Widerøe Airlines announced it will launch operations of the Embraer E190-E2, making a move up to jet operations after years of operating Bombardier turboprops. The airline will place its first E190-E2 into revenue service in the first half of 2018, and the remaining two E190-E2s will be delivered later in the year, Wideroe has purchase rights for an additional 12 E-Jet E2 aircraft, in a deal worth $873 million at list prices if all orders are exercised. The order was announced in January.
Widerøe is configuring its E190-E2s in a single class configuration of 114 seats. In February 2017, SAS and Wideroe have signed a new agreement with Statoil regarding the company’s domestic and international flights. The agreement covers a period of five years including options. A wide-ranging network and frequent departures were just two of the reasons for Statoil once again demonstrating its confidence in SAS in the form of a new agreement. The agreement covers a period of three years, with an option for a further two years.
Bombardier Dash 8-100
Bombardier Dash 8-Q200
Oslo Airport is the principal airport serving Oslo and is the hub airport for Scandinavian Airlines and is an operating base for Norwegian Air Shuttle. Oslo Airport is the hub airport for Wideroe and has two runaways and can handle nearly 25 million passengers.
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