Widerøe eyes jet options

Source: Flightglobal.com
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Widerøe is considering adding larger-capacity jets to its all-turboprop fleet as it draws up a new business plan following SAS Group's sale of an 80% of shareholding in the Norwegian regional carrier to investors.

"In the 80-, 90-,100-seat market, we see some possibilities with jets," says vice-president communications Richard Kongsteien, speaking at the European Regions Airline Association’s 2013 general assembly in Salzburg, Austria.

He adds that Widerøe will have to make decisions on its long-term strategy within a short timeframe. “Within a year we will have a new strategy in place. The fleet replacement plan will then take place over the next five to 10 years,” he says.