Oslo will become Emirates’ third Scandinavian destination in September when the UAE carrier launches daily flights to the Norwegian capital from Dubai.

Emirates will operate Boeing 777-300ER services on the route from 2 September. It will compete with Oslo-based low-cost Norwegian, which has served Dubai since 2008 and flies three Boeing 737-800 frequencies between the cities.

“Norway’s resilient economy is built on strong foundations including its dynamic oil, gas, fishing, telecom and maritime sectors,” says Emirates president Tim Clark. “We believe that Emirates’ new Oslo service will stimulate further growth via trade, tourism and investment flows into the country, by providing critical air transport links with emerging markets in the Middle East, Far East, West Asia and Africa.”

Emirates points to trade volumes of $277 million that were generated between the two countries in 2011.

The UAE carrier’s presence in Scandinavia already features services to Stockholm in Sweden and the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Source: Cirium Dashboard