OSLO: The airline Flyr will start selling tickets at the end of May and the company’s very first flight will go to Tromsø on the 30th of June. The start-up date is adapted to meet the government’s plan for the reopening of Norway.
“The government’s reopening plan gives us at Flyr the predictability we need to start ticket sales. To avoid a situation with significant changes in the route program and subsequent re-bookings that will negatively affect customers, our start-up is adapted to the government’s reopening plan. We experience that employees and partners are very eager to get started, and not least we experience great interest from people who want to start traveling again. We look forward to welcoming customers on board our first flight from Oslo to Tromsø as well as flights to other cities in Norway and popular destinations in Europe”, said CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid of Flyr.
Flyr will serve a number of Norwegian cities, as well as a selection of well-known and popular destinations in Europe, including Malaga, Alicante and Nice. The company will expand the number of aircraft and destinations in line with demand. The long-term plan is a fleet of 28-30 aircraft.
Flyr’s first Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be delivered in May. Additional aircraft will arrive in June, and the fleet will be expanded through the fall. At the same time, pilots and cabin crew are about to commence training and service courses.
The first courses are fully booked, and there is a great demand from skilled people with long aviation experience who want to work for Flyr. The company now has 45 employees with solid aviation experience and will have about 350 employees by the end of the year.