Budget airline Norwegian is pulling out of Birmingham airport, axing three Spanish routes.
Flights to Malaga, Barcelona and Tenerife will end on Saturday (October 28). A Norwegian spokesperson said the carrier was ending service at Birmingham “for now”, adding: “We are going to concentrate capacity where it is more profitable”.
Norwegian’s departure follows Jet2holidays’ announcement that it would double its Birmingham fleet to eight aircraft and add 55,000 winter seats after Monarch Airlines’ collapse. This included more Jet2.com flights to Malaga and Tenerife this winter.
However a Norwegian spokesperson said this was “not at all” part of its decision.
In addition, Danish budget airline Primera is due to start US and Canada flights from Birmingham next spring, meaning that Norwegian is unlikely to add these destinations there. Norwegian said it had no plans to start long-haul flights from Birmingham "at the moment".