Widerøe will be kicking off a new direct link between Norway’s second-busiest airport and Liverpool.
Utilising its fleet of factory-fresh 114-seat E190-E2s, the regional carrier is set to launch Scandinavia’s first connection to Liverpool on 17 August.
“Announcing Widerøe’s fifth new route from Bergen this year is testament to the confidence our partner has in the growing popularity of our region. Indeed this route will be the first Scandinavian connection to a significant number of energy businesses located in the UK maritime city,” enthuses Jasper Spruit, VP Traffic Development, Avinor.
“Scandinavians are great lovers of football, so it feels like we’re winning the World Cup being able to offer supporters a direct link to the home of two of their favourite teams, in fact I understand Bergen holds the largest number of Liverpool supporters in Scandinavia.”
Facing no competition on the new city pair, Liverpool will become Widerøe’s 19th route from Bergen. Further establishing the UK’s position as the Norwegian gateway’s fifth largest country market, the airline introduces the 10th link to the UK from Norway’s south-west coastal city. As a result of Widerøe’s new twice-weekly service, Bergen will offer close to 4,000 weekly seats to the Western European country.
John Irving, CEO for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented: “We are naturally delighted to see Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe choose to operate a new scheduled service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bergen.“The new twice weekly service will provide passengers from across the North of England with a great way to visit the city of Bergen as well as access to the Fjords and the popular cruise market from there. It will also allow passengers from across Norway to visit Liverpool and the wider North West using the region’s Faster, Easier and Friendlier Airport”.“We are excited to bring travelers in both directions. To present the magnificent fjords of the western region of Norway. Potentially as a stopover to the rough far north with Midnight Sun and Northern Lights. Bergen offers a stunning diversity from cultural and historic experiences to an impressive scenery. In addition, Widerøe in corporation with Finnair provides a fast and efficient gateway to the far East through through the Helsinki route”, says Commercial Director of Widerøe Christian Skaug.