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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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The Simple Flying Podcast Episode 178: Aircraft Incidents, Icelandair's A321XLR Order

Join Jo and Tom for the latest from the world of aviation.

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Domestic Dominance: Norwegian & Widerøe Would Overtake SAS With 60% Of The Market

They compete directly on just 11 routes – seven domestic – this summer.

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Norwegian Is Buying Regional Carrier Widerøe

The deal is set to close by the end of 2023, pending regulatory approval.

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Wideroe Turns To EVE eVTOL As Tecnam P-Volt Electric Plane Falls Flat

Wideroe Zero has joined forces with Eve as it cuts ties with Tecnam.

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Flight Review: Widerøe Dash 8 Aberdeen to Bergen

The short flight over from the UK to Scandinavia makes a great connection and is a very enjoyable flight.

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Viggo Widerøe: The Life & Times Of The Man Behind The Norwegian Regional Airline

Norwegian Viggo Widerøe was a pioneering figure in aviation in his country.

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De Havilland Canada Enters New Partnership With Fokker Services

The agreement between the Canadian aircraft manufacturer and the global aerospace services provider has been extended for a further five years.

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Widerøe To Increase Flights From London To Bergen

The flights will operate twice weekly and link London Stansted Airport to Norway’s second-largest city and gateway to its fjords.

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Replaced By The A220: Where airBaltic's Dash-8 Turboprops Are Flying Now

Rather than a slow phase-out, the pandemic saw a swift and abrupt end to airBaltic's DHC Dash 8-400 operations. Where do the aircraft fly now?

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Widerøe Will Resume Flights To Liverpool Airport Next Summer

The twice-weekly departures will connect Liverpool with Bergen for the first time since 2020.

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How A Twin Otter Crash On This Day In 1993 Prompted An Operational Restructure At Widerøe

The plane crashed into a hill at night, with neither pilot realizing how close they were to the ground.

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Looking Good In Green: The Fleet Of Norwegian Regional Carrier Widerøe In 2022

The majority of the airline's fleet are Dash 8 turboprops.

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Widerøe Signs MoU With Embraer To Join Its Energia Advisory Group

Widerøe is the first airline in the world to be a part of the Energia Advisory Group.

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Norwegian And Widerøe Plan Close Cooperation Including Interline Agreement

The agreement will provide a better service to passengers and create synergies and operational efficiencies.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Welcome to my 44th routes newsletter! Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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Inside Widerøe: Norway’s Largest Airline By Flights Operated

Widerøe's CEO says its all-important domestic market is recovering well, but international lags. Still, international is a future growth area.

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This Week In Aviation History: The de Havilland Canada Dash 7's Worst Accident

It has been 34 years since the disaster occurred.

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Widerøe Signs Agreement To Double The Life Of Up To 20 Dash-8 Planes

While waiting for emissions-free aircraft, the regional carrier has become the launch customer of De Havilland's new extended service program.

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How Widerøe Zero Could Make Zero Emissions Flying Easier For All

The incubator-consultancy of the regional carrier hopes its research on running a zero-emissions fleet will benefit actors outside of the Nordics.