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A new Norwegian start-up airline branded as “Flyr”, aims to commence services in the first half of 2021.
The Oslo based airline is being established by a team of Pilots led by industry specialist Erik Braathen.
Flyr intends to start with five Aircraft of Boeing 737s and Airbus A320 focusing mainly on domestic market.
Aviation has been a family business for Erik, as his grandfather Ludvig G. Braathen started “Braathens SAFE” airline back in 1946., which was subsequently led by his father, Bjørn G. Braathen.
Erik took the helm from his father in 1989 at the age of just 34. His brother, Per Braathen, owns Swedish carrier Braathens Regional Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy protection in April.
“We’re building an airline from scratch, based on many years of experience, with a size, organisation and business model that is adapted to this future.” said Erik
The carrier – which has 25 people working full time to build up the new company. Several of them have gained extensive experience from “Norwegian” Airlines.