Billund Airport in Denmark confirmed that low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, more commonly and simply known as Norwegian, opened a new base at the airport yesterday, April 1, 2019.
The new base stations a 186-seat 737-800. With this commitment to the airport, Norwegian will open-up 8 new destinations. Four of the routes that the carrier will launch, namely Malaga (launched April 1), Palma de Mallorca (launches May 6), Ponta Delgada (May 7) and Faro (May 11) will be flown as scheduled services, while the following 4 destinations of Chania (May 5), Zante (May 6), Rhodes (May 10) and Kos (May 16) will be flown on behalf of Bravo Tours located in Denmark.
Norwegian’s new operation will add 14 extra weekly departures and contribute over 5,200 weekly two-way seats to the Billund market this summer.
Scheduled flights to Malaga will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays, before growing to a four times weekly service from 6 May when Wednesday and Sunday rotations will be added. Palma de Mallorca services will operate on Mondays and Fridays, while Faro sees a Saturday departure and Ponta Delgada being flown on Tuesdays. Operating for Bravo Tours, Chania will see three weekly flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, giving customers options for 7, 10, 11 and 14-night breaks in Crete, while Zante (Mondays), Kos (Thursdays) and Rhodes (Fridays) will all see a weekly service.
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Norwegian, which carried 36.97 million passengers in the 12-month period ending November 30, 2018, has been operating from Billund since 2010. Presently serving the airport from Oslo Gardermoen on a year-round basis, the carrier also operates summer-seasonal services to Alicante and Barcelona. It means that in 2019 Norwegian will fly to 7 scheduled destinations from Billund, as well as the 4 destinations on behalf of Bravo Tours.