Norwegian Low Cost Airline Comes to Kyiv
Kyiv, June 8, 2012. Norwegian Air Shuttle airline will offer frequent flights between Oslo (Gardermoen) and Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport) starting June 8. Norwegian became the 19th low cost airline to enter Ukrainian market after Hungarian Wizz Air, Italian Wind Jet and many more.
The second largest airline in Scandinavian countries will make flights to and from Ukraine twice a week – on Mondays and Fridays, reports Boryspil’s press service. The company’s fleet servicing the destination will consist of Boeing-737 aircrafts with a layout of 186 seats. The flights will be serviced at Boryspil’s newest international terminal D built prior to EURO 2012 football championship.
Norwegian announced its decision to enter Ukrainian market in November, 2011, and simultaneously launched ticket sale for the Oslo-Kyiv flights. Unlike the majority of low cost airlines Norwegian notifies its clients of the full ticket price, including all the additional fees and taxes. Additionally, the company offers free Wi-Fi Internet connection onboard and boasts one of Europe’s newest and most modern fleets.
Norwegian offers a high-frequency schedule for local flights and trips within Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and business destinations such as London, and a low-frequency service to other international destinations, including North African and Middle Eastern destinations. In total, the carrier services 300 routes to 115 destinations in 30 countries on three continents. In 2011 the carrier transported over 15 million passengers worldwide. In 2012 Norwegian celebrates its 10th anniversary.
As of today Ukraine’s capital city alone is a destination for regular routes of around 20 different low cost airlines: Ukraine International Airlines and Wizz Air (with hubs in Kyiv), Air Arabia, Air France, Air One, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EL AL Airlines, Finnair, Flydubai, LOT Polish Airlines, Wind Jet, etc. The extensive list of budget airlines connects Kyiv to some 190 airports around the world. Wizz Air is the only low cost carrier flying to Kyiv’s international airport Zhuliany, the rest connect to Boryspil airport.