Scandinavian Airlines announces new Edinburgh – Norway route

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is set to introduce two new services to Norway from next April offering more options to Scottish business and leisure travellers.

SAS will operate twice-weekly services, on a Thursday and Sunday, from Edinburgh to Oslo and Stavanger from April 10 until October 05, increasing connectivity between Scotland and Norway and enhancing onward travel options to more destinations in northern Europe.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘Norway is an important trade and business link for Scotland and we’re delighted to be working with SAS in developing this further.

‘Expanding our route network is one of our top priorities and we’re pleased to be introducing these new flights to allow Scots the opportunity to visit this beautiful country.

‘Next year will be hugely exciting for Scotland. We’re looking forward to welcoming our Norwegian passengers and giving them a taste of all that Scotland has to offer in 2014.’

Scotland is preparing to welcome the world with a programme of events in 2014 that includes the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and a second Year of Homecoming.

Hans Dyhrfort, SAS’ Regional General Manager Western Europe, said: ‘We are pleased to offer new summer services direct to both Oslo and Stavanger and provide a direct flight to Norway, the fjords, and Scandinavia.

‘For any business travellers wishing to travel during this period, we offer the convenience of direct flights to either Oslo or Stavanger, with onward flights to many other Norwegian destinations.’

Scandinavian Airlines or SAS, previously Scandinavian Airlines System, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia.

Headquartered at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna, Sweden, the airline operates 182 aircraft to 90 destinations. The airline’s main hubs are at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport, Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.