Norwegian airline Norse enters agreement with three other carriers on connecting flights

Budget long-haul carrier Norse has partnered with three airlines to try and make transatlantic travel from Norway and Europe easier for passengers. 

Pictured is an airport. Norse have entered into an agreement with three other airlines.
Pictured is an airport. Norse have entered into an agreement with three other airlines. Photo by L.Filipe C.Sousa on Unsplash

Norse has signed an agreement with EasyJet, Norwegian and Spirit, making it easier for passengers to book transatlantic flights across the airlines. 

Specifically, the agreement between Norwegian and Norse will make it possible to book flights that connect Norway and the other Nordics with Norse’s American destinations. 

Customers can book connecting flights when using the airlines that have entered into the agreement. 

“For the customers, this is good news because it links our flights in Europe together with Norse’s destinations to and from the USA. The platform finds good onward connections and secures the itinerary. At the same time, the aim is to get more customers who fly long-haul into our network,” Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian, told broadcaster TV2

“Customers can now explore further and connect to the services of our partner airlines across Europe and the US. These agreements will further boost transatlantic travel, which will benefit local tourism and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic,” Bjorn Tore Larsen, CEO at Norse Atlantic Airways, said. 

The partnership will be powered by the DoHop platform. The ability to book connecting flights is available immediately but will only work on journeys from September. 

Norse has said that the deal won’t mean connecting flights are held for passengers if they are delayed. Instead, they will be put onto the next available flight.

The link between Norse and Norwegian will make long-haul flights from Oslo and Gatwick more accessible for passengers in Scandinavia. Connections with Easy jet will connect Norse services with Europe, while the deal with spirit will give passengers access to connections across the USA. 

The agreement between Norse and Norwegian comes after Norwegian announced it was partnering with Widerøe on a ticketing agreement earlier in July. 

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Scandinavian airline SAS plans to launch electric planes in 2028 

Despite a number of economic challenges, airline SAS has announced an agreement with a Swedish company that will enable it to purchase electric aircraft and add them to its fleet. 

Scandinavian airline SAS plans to launch electric planes in 2028 

SAS has signed an agreement with Swedish company Heart Aerospace that could see it operating electric planes from 2028, the airline said in a press statement.

The model of plane that SAS would purchase from Heart Aerospace seats 30 passengers and has a range of 200 kilometers, SAS wrote.

“Along with the entire industry, we are responsible for making air travel more sustainable,” CEO of SAS Anko van der Werff said in the statement.

“SAS is dedicated to transforming air travel so future generations can continue to connect the world and enjoy the benefits of travel – but with a more sustainable footprint,” he said.

The aircraft will be installed with a hybrid system enabling them to double their range, SAS wrote.

“This has the potential to be a significant step on SAS’ sustainability journey, enabling zero-emission flights on routes within Scandinavia,” the press release stated. 

SAS has previously been involved in the development of another electric aircraft, the ES-30, which it partnered with Heart Aerospace on in 2019.

“The electric airplane will be a good supplement to our existing fleet, serving shorter routes in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in a more sustainable way,” van der Werff said.

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