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:
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.