Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) will commence domestic Spanish operations this coming winter season with flights from mainland cities to the budget carrier's Canary Islands bases.

Effective October 25, Norwegian will offer flights from Madrid Barajas to Las Palmas and Tenerife Norte while Barcelona El Prat will be connected with Las Palmas, Tenerife Norte, and Fuerteventura. The LCC will also offer flights from the Andalucían airport of Malaga to Tenerife Sur and Las Palmas.

“Figures speak volumes: Norwegian offers 133 routes in and out of 15 Spanish airports, of which six are operating bases, and employs almost 900 people in the country," Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO, said. "One fifth of our entire fleet is based here. The launch of this first batch of seven domestic routes makes our commitment to Spain all the more evident."

Also effective October 25, Norwegian will begin using the "D8" flightcode of its Irish subsidiary, Norwegian Air International (D8, Dublin Int'l). Research shows the code will initially be used on flights from London Gatwick to Europe excluding mainland Spain and Helsinki Vantaa, which will follow from March 27, 2016 onwards.