The aviation analyst says that the situation now can hardly get worse for the industry. He believes that a new round of government funding or issues may be needed to overcome the serious financial situation the industry is in.
However, SAS has seen an increasing optimism in the market, with Norwegians booking trips towards the end of the summer and autumn. The airline plans to increase the level of activity as society probably reopens over the summer, says press manager John Eckhoff in SAS.
– We assess demand on an ongoing basis and had planned to open new routes over Easter. Now we have to see how the travel advice develops, he says.
Widerøe says that they are fully committed to the summer, and they believe that Norwegians must prepare for a new summer characterized by Norwegian holidays.
This is what the travel council says
When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel advice was extended from 15 April to 15 May last week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that it was too early to say whether the travel advice could be further extended.
– We encourage no one to plan to travel as normal in the spring and early summer, said Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide in a press release.
As of today, only Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands as well as three Finnish regions are exempt from the Global Travel Council due to low infection.
Non-regional travel advice elsewhere in Europe
Despite declining infection rates also in regions in other European countries outside the Nordic region, Norway is not ready to introduce regional travel councils.
– No specific date has been set for such an assessment, said State Secretary Saliba Andreas Korkunc in the Ministry of Health and Care Services to Dinside in mid-March.
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