Widerøe Ground Handling has today signed an agreement with Norse Atlantic Airways at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. This is a milestone for the company at Oslo Airport, handling customer check-in, luggage, and aircraft parking for Norse Atlantic Airways' flights to the USA.
Norse is a new Norwegian airline that will offer long-haul flights at a good price. The company has a fleet of 15 modern and environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The first flights will go from Oslo to the USA, then gradually expanding operations between France and the UK to the USA.
"Widerøe Ground Handling is pleased to extend the collaboration to a permanent agreement to take care of Norse and their customers at Oslo Airport. Together with Norse, we will focus on digitalization and ensure flexible solutions for the travellers," says commercial director of Widerøe Ground Handling Kjell Ivar Maudal.
“For us at Norse, it is important to have partners who share our desire to deliver good and efficient service to their customers. Enthusiasm and positivity are also important. Therefore, it was a natural choice for us to collaborate with Widerøe Ground Handling at Oslo Airport. In the same way as us, Widerøe Ground Handling wish to think new and sustainably about future aviation”, says director of operations Thom-Arne Norheim at Norse Atlantic Airways.
With this new agreement, WGH will invest in new ground equipment that is necessary for the loading and unloading operations with containers. WGH focus is investing in "green" technology. Electrified equipment will be first choice when available, to ensure that WGH adapts over time to an environmentally friendly ground service where zero emission is the goal.
"WGH is proud and humbled by the opportunity to be Norse's partner at Oslo Airport. The culture in both companies is a good match for creating a long-term partnership between two Norwegian companies. With Norse as a customer WGH continues to grow at Oslo Airport, with the goal of being the preferred supplier of ground services at Gardermoen", concludes Maudal.
Widerøe Ground Handling (WGH) is the largest ground handler in Norway located at 42 airports. The company consists of 1,800 motivated and dedicated employees, as well as a large and growing park of ground equipment. The range of services includes but is not limited to; ramp handling, passenger handling, de-icing, cargo and unloading handling, freight and security services. WGH has its head office at Oslo Airport.
About Norse Atlantic Airways
Norse Atlantic Airways is a new established airline that will offer comfortable long-haul flights at a good price, primarily between Europe and the USA. The company was founded by CEO and principal owner Bjørn Tore Larsen in March 2021. Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft that will serve destinations such as New York, Florida, Paris, London and Oslo. The first flight is expected to take off in spring 2022. The company's head office is in Arendal.
Widerøe Ground Handling (WGH) has been awarded the contract of delivering ground handling services for Norwegian Air Shuttle at 16 airports in Norway. From April 1st, Norwegian's passengers will be looked after by WGH at Ålesund, Alta, Andøya, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Kristiansand, Kristiansund, Lakselv, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim og Sandefjord lufthavn