Fly Nonstop, a new Norwegian airline based in Kristiansand, acquired (19-Oct-2012) an Embraer 190 to support the airline’s launch in Apr-2013. The aircraft will be leased from a third party. The carrier's E190 will be configured with 100 Elite seats in single class layout. The airline intends to operate its E190 between Kristiansand and major European cities to tap into the growing demand for scheduled nonstop air service to Norway. Fly Nonstop is the first customer to operate an E-Jet from Norway. [more - original PR]
Fly Nonstop selects E190 to launch operations
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