Norwegian is setting up a flight from Cairo to Oslo on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The flight is an offer to Norwegian citizens who have come out of Gaza. The flight will go from Cairo to Oslo on Saturday 18 November. Expected arrival at Oslo Airport is at 19.45.
“Yet another large group of Norwegian citizens has now come out of Gaza,” Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a press release. “A large proportion of these are children who have lived with great uncertainty and under very difficult conditions for a long time.”
Around half of the Norwegian citizens who have come to Egypt from Gaza are children, the Ministry says.
“We are happy that Norwegian is making aircraft available,” says Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide. “Those who travel have different health needs. In addition to representatives of the foreign service, there will, therefore, be Norwegian health personnel on the plane.”
Norwegian Government Flights Contract
Norwegian Air Shuttle has secured a four-year framework agreement with the Norwegian Government for defense sector flights in Norway and the Nordic region. This significant agreement, worth approximately NOK 1.0 billion (USD 98 million), has been awarded by the Defense Logistics Organization (FLO).
Starting in the first quarter of 2024, the contract covers Norwegian’s extensive route network within Norway and the Nordic region. Several entities, including the Ministry of Defense (FD), the Armed Forces, Defense Materiel (FMA), and the National Security Agency (NSM), will benefit from this comprehensive framework agreement.