Norwegian airline, Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS, which flies under the trade name Widerøe (Wideroe in English), the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, joined ARC through AirlinePros. By becoming a member of ARC, the leading industry body which regulates and handles transactions between airlines and US-based travel agencies, over 13,000 ARC agents will now be able to issue Widerøe tickets directly for the first time.
“Widerøe was always well-respected for being a pioneer on many fronts,” said Christian Skaug, CCO. “I am really happy that with the ARC accreditation, which was made possible by AirlinePros, we now have the much-needed recognition too among travel professionals in the industry which will also vastly simplify our future collaborations.” Setting an industry bar, Widerøe aims to become a green airline, which will meet the Norwegian zero emissions target by being strongly engaged in the development of an electric aircraft for the Norwegian STOL* network, and have this ready for implementation from 2030. (*Short Take-off and Landing).
“It is our pleasure to work with an airline like Widerøe which is not only the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, but also one which aims to be among the first airlines in the world to be emission-free,” said Achma Asokan, CEO, AirlinePros. “We are sure that this foray into new markets will not just widen their horizons but also act as a major fillip to their laudable zero emission targets set for 2030.”
Widerøe, with a robust history spanning nearly nine decades, began operations with a combination of air taxi, ambulance, aerial photo flights and general aviation services using seaplanes before increasing activities substantially in the 50s. Today they are among the leading transport providers in Norway with over 400 daily departures to over 40 domestic and seven international destinations, carrying nearly three million passengers annually to exciting destinations like the famous Norwegian Fjords, the Lofoten Islands and North Cape.
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