Norwegian start-up Flyr has carried out its first commercial flight today, a domestic service connecting Oslo with Tromso.

Flyr will intiially serve a number of domestic routes, as well as adding European destinations including Malaga, Alicante and Nice. 

Flyr first flight

Source: Flyr

Flyr chief executive Tonje Wikstrom Frislid, Norwegian transport minister Knut Arild Hareide, Avinor chief executive Abraham Foss, and Flyr founder and chairman Eric Braathen (l-r) at a ceremony marking the carrier’s 30 June first flight

The airline took delivery of its first aircraft – a Boeing 737-800 – in early June. It signed letters of intent to lease two 737-800s in March, and has long-term plans to operate 28-30 aircraft.

Flyr chief executive Tonje Wikstrom Frislid says: ”We are starting an airline with blank sheets, which we want to build together with all our employees and unions. An important building block in this work is our model for profit sharing, which will include all employees in Flyr on equal terms, not just management. This model has been very well received by our colleagues.”