German airline Lufthansa reportedly is growing faster in Norway than in any other market in northern Europe, including Germany itself. The airline carried around 850,000 passengers between Norway and Germany last year, a new record.
The passenger growth amounted to 18.5 percent in an airline industry otherwise marked by severe challenges. The growth curve for routes in and out of Norway was much sharper than in Lufthansa’s home base, where growth amounted to around 11 percent, reported newspaper Aftenposten.
Lufthansa’s Nordic routes also logged records last year for carrying around 4 million passengers. Traffic from the Nordic countries now accounts for around 6 percent of Lufthansa’s global traffic.
“The growth shows that we’re not plagued by competition from the low-fare carriers,” claimed Lufthansa’s chief for Nordic operations Harro Petersen. He stressed that the airline would maintain on-board refreshments and meals at no charge, with no charge for baggage either.
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