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Loganair is set to launch a year-round route to the Norwegian coastal city Bergen, which as well as being an international port is a hub for the energy sector.
Jane Imrie

Loganair strengthens North East links to Scandinavian energy sector with new route

A Scottish airline has today announced it will be introducing flights from Newcastle Airport to the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’.

Loganair is set to launch a year-round route to the Norwegian coastal city Bergen, which as well as being an international port is a hub for the energy sector.

In addition, the airline is launching a new seasonal weekend route to Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

Kay Ryan, commercial director at Loganair, commented: “We’re delighted to add two more services from Newcastle Airport, significantly strengthening our presence in the North East since entering the market in February.”

“Both these destinations are extremely popular with tourists and Bergen also has strong business connections with the maritime and energy industries in the North East.”

The news comes less than a week after Loganair announced new flight routes to oil and gas industry hotspot Aberdeen.

Leon McQuaid, head of aviation development at Newcastle International Airport, added: “We’re absolutely delighted with these two new routes. As well as being twinned with Newcastle, Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage City, the gateway to the breath-taking Fjords of Norway and has strong links with the oil and gas industry.

“Guernsey is a great summer destination with its stunning coastlines and rolling hills making it the perfect getaway for the North East travelling public. We also look forward to promoting the North East to inbound tourists in each of these markets.

“After taking on the Brussels and Stavanger routes earlier in the year, and recently adding Aberdeen to its list of destinations served from Newcastle, Loganair has shown its solid commitment to the North East.”

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