Tag Archives: Norwegian Air

NORWEGIAN CANCELS 85 PERCENT OF FLIGHTS, INCLUDING SOME SVALBARD SERVICE: Three weekly flights planned to/from Oslo starting March 25 as nearly all employees laid off

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Norwegian Air announced it is eliminating 85 percent of its flights and laying off nearly all of its employees due to the coronavirus, but it’s extremely reduced schedule will including three weekly flight between Oslo and Longyearbyen starting March 25.

The updated booking schedule was not active at the airline’s website as of 3 p.m. Monday, which currently lists three Svalbard flights a week in March and four beginning April when the now-cancelled North Pole expedition season would normally be occurring. The airline in recent years offered flights most days during the peak spring/summer tourism season.

Soaring suds: Norwegian Air to serve Svalbard Bryggeri beer on international flights; brewery doubling production

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It’s a sobering challenge to get thousands of people buzzed while they’re high every month, but the folks at Svalbard Bryggeri are eager to get hopping to it.

Beer produced by the local brewery will be sold on all Norwegian Air international flights (including those to and from Svalbard) beginning in June, according Andreas Hegerman Riis, co-founded and brewmaster of the facility.

AVALANCHE UPDATE: Extra flight to Oslo offers free seat Sunday night

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A special Norwegian Air flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo at 9 p.m. Sunday will offer 80 to 100 free seats for those affected by this weekend’s storm and avalanche, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

“It will not be permitted to enter avalanche-prone homes to retrieve luggage,” the governor’s office wrote in a statement at its website. “This is a one-way ticket and the return ticket must be arranged yourself.”

Those wanted seats should register at the municipal government information desk or call 7902 2150. The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m.

Eclipse on a budget or a whim: fly for 599 kroner, sleep in a hotel suite for 1,200 kroner. Seriously

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Believe it or not, it’s still possible to fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen to experience next Friday’s solar eclipse for 599 kroner. And stay in a suite at a very nice hotel for 1,200 kroner a night.

Whew, it’s over! Norwegian Air strike ends a week before masses begin arriving for eclipse

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Everybody can now just start worrying about whether the sky will be clear.

Norwegian Air resumes Svalbard flights despite strike

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Norwegian Air resumed flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen despite a week-long pilots’ strike that is grounding virtually all of the airline’s flights in Scandinavia.

Norwegian Air halts flights in Norway, Sweden and Denmark due to strike; may affect Svalbard starting Friday

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A pilots’ strike at Norwegian Air that resulted in the cancellation of nearly all Scandivian flights Wednesday, affecting about 35,000 people, could have major consequences for Svalbard beginning Friday.