OSLO, NORWAYFlyr, a Norwegian low-cost startup targeting a concentrated route offering in high-margin markets, has been granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

With this approval, all formalities are in place for the company to initiate operations, with the first flight from Oslo to Tromsø scheduled for 30 June.

"We at Flyr would like to thank the Civil Aviation Authority for a constructive and professional process. Now all formalities are in place and we look forward to welcoming our guests on board" said CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid at Flyr.

The Oslo-Tromsø route is the first in a series of routes Flyr will start to

operate during its first months of operations. Going forward, the company plans to gradually broaden its offering through a stepwise expansion. Initially focusing on domestic Norway with selected European leisure destinations, then gradually expanding the European presence before completing a full Norwegian and European demand-driven offering.

Flyr's only aircraft in its fleet is a Boeing 737-800 (LN-FGA) previously operated by Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines. Two more aircraft of the same type are expected by the time it starts scheduled flights.