Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) has announced it will open a new longhaul crew base at Copenhagen Kastrup with the start of the Winter 2018/19 season.

The Nordic budget carrier said in a statement that it would post eighty B787 pilots to the Danish capital with effect from October onwards.

"It was an obvious choice for us to establish a crew base in Copenhagen given the size of our Scandinavian long distance operation today. The base in Copenhagen will help to simplify and strengthen our business and create local jobs," Director (Human Resources), Helga Bollmann Leknes, said.

Norwegian's Copenhagen longhaul operations currently cover Bangkok, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Oakland, and Orlando Int'l which it serves using a combination of B787-8/9 equipment.

The company's other long-haul bases are located at Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG, Barcelona El Prat, ‚ÄčLondon Gatwick, Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, New York, Los Angeles Int'l, Fort Lauderdale Int'l, and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.