Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25246 posts, RR: 55 Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4328 times:
WF will start 3 weekly NCL-BGO on 26th March and Jet2 will start 3 weekly NCL-BGO on 24th April.
A bit strange to see that 2 carriers will operate this route considering that nobody currently operates it.
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Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
I suspect the demand for MAN-BGO wouldnt fill a 733 at a decent frequency.
The MAN-BGO route is a route ideal for a RJ. That way fares can be kept quite high and good yield. Norway is a popular tourist destination for wealthier, older people willing to pay higher fares for a convenient departure.
MANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4206 times:
WF did quite well on the route. Yes the fares weren't cheap but they still managed to quite well. However they thought they could get better aircraft utilisation by adding more domestic flights rather than sending it to MAN. I would think a 3 times weekly service would be sufficient.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2): Plus occasional charters to Stord and some other bits
You calling Stord a "bit" are you?
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 3): Nice to see airlines showing an interest in the old NCL-Norway routes, what was firm Dan Air territory in the past.
Ah yes, the good old days.
I'm going from Norway to Newcastle around 8th of April, so I checked www.wideroe.no to find flights BGO-NCL, but that was not to be found yet. Could be a better option than going all the way across the country to Sandefjord to get the Ryanair flight to NCL...
Keep me updated if any more info turns up.
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I don't think LS would codeshare with anyone. It's a good job there's a jobsfair at NCL next Friday, so I can go and get a job to help them cope with extra passengers as the airport is going from strength to strength. I just wish EZY would announce some new routes.
Oslo - Torp (TRF) has a daily Glasgow - Prestwick (PIK) service with Ryanair though, and Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL) has a twice daily service to Aberdeen (ABZ) with City Star Airline. Scotland is quite well served from Oslo
I think there is scope for increased services, though. OSL-EDI was one of Duo Airways' stronger routes before the airline collapsed. I'm sure there is potential for an Oslo Gardermoen to Edinburgh service to be reinstated. A lo-co service, perhaps Sterling, might work best?