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May 26, 2024
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The acquisition of Norwegian regional airline Wideroe by Norwegian can go ahead. Konkurransetilsynet, the Norwegian Competition Authority, approved the plan on Thursday. This follows after the authority raised concerns a month earlier and said that it might even consider blocking the acquisition.

On July 6, Norwegian announced its intention to acquire Wideroe for NOK 11.25 billion ($106 million). Wideroe has a strong position in Norway’s domestic market, operating on 85 of the 107 domestic routes. “Linking Wideroe’s wide-spanning regional route network with Norwegian’s attractive domestic and international routes, secures a customer offering with better connectivity and seamless end-to-end experience,” Norwegian said in July.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.