Norwegian start-up Flyr set to fly from July 1, tickets on sale from early June


April 10, 2021 / Norwegian start-up airline Flyr announced beginning of operations on July 1, with tickets sale to start in early June. Plans are to connect a series of domestic destinations plus some in Europe, in a network which seems to emulate the one built by Wideroe.

The company was formed in 2020 by Erik G. Braathen, a familiar name in Norwegian aviation for its connections with former carrier Braathens SAFE, where Erik had been CEO. At Flyr, he chose former Norwegian Air’s vice-president, Tonje Wikstrom Frislid, as Chief Executive Officer. The company has successfully raised USD70mln in an initial public offering in Oslo, where it debuted on the public market a few weeks ago.

It will fly to a number of Norwegian cities as well as to some European destinations including Malaga, Alicante, and Nice. According to demand, the organization will increase the number of aircraft and destinations, with a long-term goal of a fleet of 28-30 aircraft.

The first Boeing 737-800 will be delivered to Flyr in May, with additional aircraft arriving in June and the fleet being extended in the autumn. By the end of the year, the company will have a staff of around 350.

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