Northern Norway’s Tromsø Airport will see the commencement of a year-round connection to Gdansk later this year, as its latest airline partner Wizz Air confirms the airport’s first Polish destination. Ultimately flown three times weekly by the airline’s A320s, but commencing twice-weekly on 16 December, the new link will see around 24,000 one-way seats available to the famous Northern Lights viewing point.
“Wizz Air’s latest announcement is a clear demonstration that our commitment to get Norway noticed is working,” enthuses Jasper Spruit, VP Traffic Development, Avinor. “In the past anybody wanting to travel between Tromsø and Gdansk would have had to connect via Osloor Stockholm, now they can fly direct! Not only do we hope to see many Polish visitors coming to experience the stunning Northern Lights, but by now offering over 50 weekly flights from our gateways, we welcome Wizz Air’s choice and availability for our Norwegian customers too,” adds Spruit.
The start of these new flights will see Tromsø offer 33 non-stop destinations this year and joins Avinor’s existing flights to Gdansk from Oslo (Norwegian and SAS), Bergen (SAS), as well as Wizz Air’s connections to another seven of Avinor’s airports – including Alesund, Bergen, Haugesund, Kristiansand, Molde, Stavanger and Trondheim.
Photo: Yngve Olsen Saebbe, www.nordnorge.com
Avinor is responsible for the 45 state-owned airports and air navigation services for civilian and military aviation in Norway. This network links Norway together - and links Norway to the world.
Avinor is a driving force in environmental work in aviation and a driving force to reduce the combined greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian aviation. The company has a leading role in the work on developing and delivering biofuel for aircraft. Every year Avinor contributes to safe and efficient travel for around 50 million airline passengers. Around half travel to and from Oslo airport.
More than 3,000 employees are responsible for planning, developing and operating airports and air navigation services. Avinor is funded by aviation fees and commercial sales at the airports.