Norway expects to spend 9.8% more on defence in 2023, although the pace of investment in new equipment will be slower than in 2022.
easyJet launches 13 new routes
easyJet is to open 13 new routes across Europe for summer 2009, bringing its total number of routes to 416.
London Gatwick will add daily service to Munich, Zurich and Vienna on 2 April, plus a thrice weekly service to Bodrum from 23 April. Manchester to Dalaman three times a week from 6 August will also be added to the routes from UK bases
From France, Paris Orly to Faro (3 a week) begins on 11 July, followed a day later by Orly–Dubrovnik (also 3 a week). A twice weekly Lyon–Pisa service begins on 11 July.
Four routes are being added from Milan Malpensa: to Rhodes (3 a week from 25 July); Heraklion (4 a week from 26 July); Split (3 a week from 1 August) and Dubrovnik (4 a week from 2 August).
Finally, a twice weekly service to Cagliari will be added to routes from easyJet’s Berlin Schönefeld base on 1 April.
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