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The SAS Group airline, Widerøe, will commence new direct flights from the UK to Norway from 27 March 2006. The new services will complement Widerøe’s existing double daily services from Aberdeen to Stavanger and Bergen.

Widerøe is the largest regional airline in the Nordic countries with a turnover of NOK 2.3 billion and carrying 1.9 million passengers. Widerøe's Flyveselskap ASA operates 29 Dash 8 aircraft to 35 destinations in Norway and 6 destinations abroad. The company has 1300 employees.

SAS has an extensive network of approximately 1445 daily departures to 146 destinations worldwide including Scandinavia; Shanghai; Bangkok; Singapore; Beijing; Tokyo and Seattle. 

Widerøe will operate four direct flights a week from Edinburgh to Bergen and twice weekly flights from Newcastle.

The Edinburgh (EDI) – Bergen (BGO) flight schedule is:

Edinburgh – Bergen:  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Depart EDI  09.35hrs - Arrive BGO 12.25hrs
Sunday: Depart EDI  12.25hrs - Arrive BGO 15.15hrs

Bergen – Edinburgh
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Depart BGO  08.10hrs - Arrive EDI  09.05hrs
Su  WF202  Depart BGO 11.00hrs - Arrive EDI 11.55hrs

Fares from Edinburgh to Bergen start from £66 one way including taxes when booked on http://www.flysas.com

The Newcastle (NCL) – Bergen (BGO) flight schedule is:
 
Newcastle –Bergen
Th  WF207  Depart NCL 09.25hrs - Arrive BGO 12.15hrs 
Sa  WF207  Depart NCL  12.40hrs - Arrive BGO 15.30hrs   

Bergen – Newcastle:
Th  WF206  Depart BGO  08.05hrs - Arrive NCL  08.55hrs
Sa  WF206  Depart BGO 11.20hrs - Arrive NCL 12.10hrs

Fares from Newcastle to Bergen start from £64 one-way including taxes, when booked on http://www.flysas.com

All services will be operated by Dash 8-300s 50 seater aircraft.

The new services will provide business and leisure travellers with an ideal gateway to Norway, allowing passengers to experience the famous Norwegian fjords and ski slopes with low one-way fares.

Business travellers can benefit from SAS’ unique one-way fare structure, allowing them to combine fares across different classes, for example allowing them to fly out in Business Class and back in Economy and allowing them greater flexibility with their business plans and travel.

Lars-Ove Filipson, General Manager United Kingdom & Ireland, Scandinavian Airlines said:

“We are delighted to be representing the SAS Group airline Widerøe in the UK market. These new services will bring advantages to both business and leisure travellers from around the UK, providing efficient business links to the oil and gas industry of Bergen and the surrounding area as well as opening up the picturesque fjords to holiday makers.”

The new direct flights will allow for easy onward connections via the SAS Group’s network across Scandinavia and around the world.

For information on SAS destinations and fares worldwide visit http://www.flysas.com/ or phone the sales team on 0870 60 727 727.

For information about Bergen, please see: www.visitbergen.com  For information about Fjord Norway, please click here.

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