02 April, 2024

Celebrating 20 years of flights between Norway and Italy

On April 2. 2004, the first ever Norwegian flight bound for Italy, took off from Oslo at 16.20 with 144 passengers of board headed to Pisa. Since then, Norwegian have flown more than 3,5 million passengers between Norway and Italy.

Historical and vibrant cities, magnificent beaches, beautiful lakes and the world’s best pizza, pasta and ice cream is reason enough to visit the Mediterranean country.

“Italy has so much to offer tourists from the Nordic countries and based on a growing interest from our customers we launched several new routes last year. This summer we will fly to 11 destinations, operating 19 routes with 13 daily flights to and from Italy,” said Magnus Thome Maursund, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian.

Since the first flight to Pisa, Norwegian have since expanded its route network. This summer Northerners and Italians can fly between Milan, Rome, Verona, Naples, Sardinia, Sicilia, Venezia, Bergamo, Bologna and Bari.

“The cooperation with Norwegian stretches back to the very first flight to Italy and it is nice to see the positive development. Never have there been more direct routes between our two countries and the number of direct routes has increased over the years resulting in a growth in the number of Italians visiting Norway. Norway continues to be a popular tourist destination for Italians, and they seek to explore the fjords and mountains and the midnight sun. Norwegians new and broad route program is warmly welcomed by the travellers and the travel agencies alike. And many choose Norway as their destination solely because of the direct routes. The strong Euro is currently also a main factor as Italians in Norway get good value for money, said, Elisabeth Ones, Market Specialist Tourism in Innovation Norway.

Norwegian’s direct flights from Norway to Italy

This summer Norwegian operates direct flights to 11 destinations in Italy:

From Oslo to Milan/Malpensa, Milan/Bergamo, Verona, Pisa, Bologna, Venice, Rome, Naples, Bari, Sicily/Catania and Palermo and Sardinia/Olbia. 

From Stavanger to Milan/Bergamo.

From Bergen to Milan/Bergamo and Rome.

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