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Liverpool John Lennon Airport lands new Scandinavian route

Nordic airline Widerøe is launching a new service between Liverpool and Norway.

The Scandinavian company has today (June 5) confirmed plans for a route connecting Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) with Bergen.

Flights will depart LJLA on on Mondays and Fridays, with connections available from Bergen to other cities across Scandinavia, including Norwegian capital Oslo and Finland’s Helsinki.

The route will also connect North West passengers with Norway’s iconic fjords, for which Bergen serves as a gateway.

Widerøe will run the service with a 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 aircraft. It is the first time this new generation jet plane will have operated at a UK regional airport.

LJLA chief exec John Irving said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

Widerøe commercial director Christian Skaug commented: “We are excited to bring travelers in both directions and 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.”

Christian added: “In addition Widerøe in corporation with Finnair provides a fast and efficient gateway to the far East through through the Helsinki route.”

The service will start on August 17.

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