Norwegian has received operational authorisation from the Transport Agency for its Swedish air operators certificate (AOC), according to reports.
Reports said that the Swedish company Norwegian Air Sweden (NSE) will give Norwegian a stronger foothold in Europe and this morning saw Norwegian’s first Swedish registered aircraft land at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The aircraft that flew to Arlanda directly from the Boeing factory in Seattle is a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 with registration SE-RTA.
Norwegian’s chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos is reported as saying the Swedish AOC gives the airline a “stronger foothold in Scandinavia”, as it can access additional traffic rights and introduce new routes not previously trafficked.
In his view, Stockholm Arlanda has the potential to become a major international transport hub for flights between Asia and North America.
Norwegian will also reportedly soon apply for traffic rights, which includes application to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to fly to the US on Norwegian Air Sweden.