Widerøe continue to expand their international- and Norwegian domestic services. In June and August 2018 five new international services start up; between Bergen and Munich, Hamburg, Billund, Gothenburg - and between Kristiansand and London.
At the same time there will be an increase in the number of domestic departures from Kjevik. In total, Widerøe increase their passenger capacity by 180,000 seats from Bergen and Kristiansand, to Germany, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom and Trondheim.
-As early as April next year we will be writing aviation history, when our new, 114-seat, eco-friendly jet aircraft take off from Bergen to Tromsø and Bodø. These super-modern E190-E2 aircraft will also be put into operation on the new international services to Hamburg and Munich, which start up on 13 and 14 August, states Stein Nilsen,CEO of Widerøe.
On June 25, the service between Bergen and Billund will start up, and in the late summer a further four services will be opened up to/from destinations in Europe.
-This is a great commitment by Widerøe. Several of the new destinations are popular nodes further into Europe, which makes it attractive for Norwegian and foreign tourists and business travellers, Nilsen continues.
-In addition Bergen will be reinforced as a national hub for foreign tourists, where they can easily link up with the rest of Wideroe's route network on the West Coast as well as between the West Coast and Northern Norway. There is also a great potential for increased tourist- and business travel between London and Kristiansand. We look forward to welcoming both old and new passengers on board, "says Stein Nilsen.
Avinor is also very pleased with the news of these services.
-This new commitment from Widerøe with Bergen as its starting point is very gratifying for Norwegian aviation. We believe strongly that the new services that are announced today will prove to be good and robust, says Dag Falk-Petersen, CEO of Avinor.
- We congratulate Widerøe, and look forward to some exciting years ahead with increased international focus. Today, Widerøe is the airline that has the highest overall number of aircraft movements at Avinor's airports, he concludes.
Tickets will be available at wideroe.no from Thursday 14 December.
Here are the new Widerøe services from Bergen:
Bergen-Billund: Monday, Wednesday, Friday-departure 10.45, return 12.30 (first departure on June 25).
Bergen-Munich: Monday, Wednesday, Friday-departure 17.50, return 21.10 (first departure on 13 August).
Bergen-Hamburg: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday-departure 19.40, return 21.55 (first departure 14 August)
Bergen-Gothenburg: Thursday, Sunday-departure 10.45, return 12.20 (first departure 16 August).
New services from Kristiansand to London and Trondheim:
From 13 August Widerøe will fly the new route Kristiansand-London on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Departure time will be 17:30, with return 20:00.
There will be a new morning departure to Trondheim on weekdays at 06.30, with return 08.20. There are also new services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with departure 10.50 and return 15.30. The current afternoon departure on weekdays will continue on every day with departure 17.25 and return 19.35. The first, new morning departure starts on 25 June, and from 13 August the whole of the new flight programme from Kjevik will be operational.