Discover Airlines opens Finnmark to Europe with new direct route

Discover Airlines and Avinor are pleased to announce the launch of a new direct route from Frankfurt to Alta.

This winter route opens the doors to a new chapter in Northern Norwegian tourism.

“Alta deserves better accessibility to key markets for the local tourism industry,” says Martin Langaas, Route Development Manager at Avinor.

“Now that we can present the first air route dedicated to international tourism into Alta, we are opening up a whole new travel adventure for the entire Finnmark region.”

The establishment of the new direct route between Frankfurt and Alta is historic: it is the first direct air connection between Europe and Finnmark. The inaugural flight will be on December 19, 2024.

The route is aimed at holiday and leisure travellers from Germany, Italy, and several other countries on the continent.

” We are delighted to expand our route portfolio to include Alta and to offer the only direct connection from Germany as of winter 2024.” says Helmut Wölfel, Commercial Director at Discover Airlines.

“Alongside Evenes, which we only fly to in summer, it is already our second destination in Norway. This reflects the popularity of the region, especially among travellers from Germany” Wölfel adds.

The new route from Frankfurt to Alta is not just an upgrade of the route offerings; it is a recognition of Alta and Finnmark’s unique appeal and potential in the tourism market.

“The establishment of this direct route with Discover Airlines is a major milestone for the tourism industry in the Alta region, and for the entire local community,” asserts Katja Pettersen, Head of Tourism at Visit Alta.

“Connectivity has always been a major challenge and a barrier to further development in our sector, but this new route is a ‘gamechanger.’ Discover Airlines brings Europe closer to Alta and Alta closer to the big world,” the tourism chief rejoices.

She is delighted that genuine Arctic experiences will be more accessible to foreign guests – as early as next winter.

Discover Airlines will operate the route with two weekly departures in each direction throughout the winter season 2024/25. Flights will take place on Thursdays and Sundays, departing from Frankfurt at 09:05 and arriving in Alta at 12:40.

Return flights from Alta will take off at 13:25 and land in Frankfurt at 16:50. The flight time is estimated at 3 hours and 35 minutes from Frankfurt to Alta, and 3 hours and 25 minutes on the return.

DayFlightDirectionDepartureArrivalFlight Time
Thursday4Y1302FRA-ALF09:0512:403h 35min
Thursday4Y1303ALF-FRA13:2516:503h 25min
Sunday4Y1302FRA-ALF09:0512:403h 35min
Sunday4Y1303ALF-FRA13:2516:503h 25min