More flights this winter. | ARCHIVO


It might not be what people living in the Midlands or further north may have been wanting, not to mention Scotland, but yesterday Norwegian announced its winter flight programme and it is going to include Gatwick, from where it operates low cost trans Atlantic flights to the United States.

The winter programme will take off on 28 October, when the majority of other airlines cease operating in and out of the Balearics, and will continue until 30 March 2019.

Norwegian will be operating flights to ten destinations through the winter including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki and Aalbord which is good news for the Scandinavians who have been suffering the same winter flight problems as most of the United Kingdom.

Norwegian said yesterday that in the year end 31 May 2018, it carried 821,889 passengers to and from Palma airport, 53 percent more than during the previous year and is expecting similar growth this year as the airline continues to expand its Europe and long haul operations from Barcelona and Madrid.

Norwegian is now the seventh largest operator at Palma airport and set up a hub here in June 2016.

But, with Jet2 determined to prolong the season here in Majorca, it is expected to be operating more winter flights this year as are easyJet and Ryanair, so perhaps, this winter, it will not be so complicated to fly to Majorca from the UK, especially for second home owners.