Why we started an airline during a pandemic

Why we started an airline during a pandemic

(CNN) — For many airlines, 2020 has been a precarious year — with carriers navigating not just how to keep employees and passengers safe, but also how to avoid bankruptcy and layoffs as the pandemic grinds global air traffic to a halt.

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New CEO Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, pictured here, is heading up the venture on the ground.

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Flyr hopes to launch in Norway in the first half of 2021.

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