Widerøe is a regional airline in Norway. The airline was founded in 1934, and started with air shows, aviation schools, advertisement flights, cartography and other general aviation activities. Today Widerøe operates a fleet of 42 Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft (39-78 seats), serving 41 domestic and 6 international destinations. The largest regional airline in the Nordic countries.
Widerøe has approx. 1,500 employees and makes 400 take-offs and landings each day. The public service obligation services (PSO) with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications on the regional airport network account for slightly less than half of Widerøe´s operations.
The company has its head offices in Bodø, although it retains a large administrative center in Lysaker. The main bases are Sandefjord Airport Torp, Bodø Airport, Tromsø Airport, Bergen Airport Flesland and Oslo Airport. Widerøe´s operations are focused on point-to-point transit, although the airline essentially feeds medium-haul and international airlines at the bases. Widerøe retains interlining agreements and participates in EuroBonus for international flights.