Newcastle Airport announces direct flights to Stavanger and Bergen

Newcastle Airport has announced the return of direct flights to Stavanger, as Loganair revives the popular services, reconnecting Brits with Norway.

In addition, a brand-new route is set to commence operation on Saturday, 21 May with flights from Newcastle to Bergen, which will further strengthens ties between the Northeast and Fjord Norway.

The service to Stavanger was relaunched following a pause during the pandemic. The route to Stavanger will see four flights per week reinstated ensuring flexibility for both business and leisure travellers, taking-off Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. As European travel resumes at Newcastle Airport, Loganiar has introduced a brand-new route to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will bring the city, called ‘the gateway to the fjords’, closer than ever to those in the Northeast.

Fares to Stavanger and Bergen start at £100.94, this includes a 15kg hold luggage allowance and a mandatory carbon offset charge as part of Loganair’s sustainable flying programme – GreenSkies. Reservations for Loganair’s newly launched service between Stavanger and Bergen, and Newcastle Airport can be made at www.loganair.co.uk.

Loganair’s Sales Manager UK, Greig White, said: ‘We know the business community have long awaited the return our route between Newcastle and Stavanger – it’s an important connection for the energy industry in both Northeast England and Stavanger and we are delighted to be able to bring it back after a pause during the pandemic.

‘It’s even better still to be able to further strengthen ties between Newcastle and Norway, with the launch of our brand-new route to Bergen taking-off later this week. We’ve been working hard with the travel trade across the Northeast to showcase just some of the amazing leisure opportunities available Bergen – it really is a spectacular part of the world and now more accessible than ever.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘We have a strong working partnership with Loganair who have continued to invest at Newcastle International Airport and in the region, routes now include Stavanger and Bergen alongside the airline’s existing operations to Exeter, Newquay and Southampton.

‘As well as having strong links to the oil and gas industry, both of these destinations in Norway offer passengers a gateway to the country’s great outdoors, surrounded by mountains and fjords and traditional towns to explore.’

Last week, Loganair also recommenced routes to the Norwegian destinations from Edinburgh, while additional flights from Aberdeen to Oslo Gardermoen will also commence in September.

Norwegian announces launch of new route to Bergen from Manchester

Scandinavian airline Norwegian has announced the launch of a new non-stop service from Manchester to Norway.

The new twice-weekly seasonal service on a Monday and Friday from Manchester Airport to Bergen offers passengers more choice when travelling with Norwegian to Scandinavia. The new flight offers holidaymakers in the North West an affordable way to explore the Norwegian city of Bergen with fares from £43.90 one-way. The tickets are available to book now at www.norwegian.com/uk/destinations/bergen.

The new nonstop service will offer holidaymakers direct access to the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. Tourists and holidaymakers can explore the spectacular landscape views of the fjords, and the history and culture of the city.

Magnus Maursund, SVP commercial Short Haul at Norwegian, said: ‘We are delighted to offer passengers in the North West another affordable Norwegian service with the addition of our new route from Manchester to Bergen. Passengers travelling with us can enjoy our award-winning complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi and modern comfortable cabin on new state-of-the-art aircraft’.

Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted to celebrate the launch of Norwegian’s new service to Bergen today. We know it’s a hugely popular route with people from the North West looking to visit Bergen and the surrounding areas and inbound with Norwegians coming to the North and especially to Manchester and Liverpool with our musical and sporting heritage.’

In addition to the new service, Norwegian currently operates three non-stop routes to Scandinavia from Manchester Airport with three weekly flights to Oslo, two weekly flights to Stavanger and two weekly flights to Stockholm. Along with the new route the airline will now offer nine weekly flights to Scandinavia from Manchester.

Norwegian started operating from Manchester Airport in 2011 and all flights are served by new 186 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering all passengers free gate-to-gate Wi-Fi and live TV. Norwegian carries more than 5.8 million UK passengers each year to over 50 global destinations.