budget carrier Norwegian is to add services between Oslo and Longyearbyen,
which is one of the islands in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
is a group of islands situated in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway
and the North Pole. The island, which has a strong polar bear population, is
strictly governed, with limited human interference.
network and revenue director Daniel Skjeldam
says: “It is with great pleasure that we now add Svalbard to our already extensive domestic
network. This will enable people to experience great arctic nature.”
all-Boeing 737-operator will begin twice-weekly services on the domestic link
on 27 March.
beginning operations in September 2002, Oslo-headquartered Norwegian has built
its network to comprise 11 domestic and 92 international routes.