bmi regional increases its presence in Scandinavia

bmi regional’s Gothenburg to Stavanger

Gothenburg Airport celebrated bmi regional's launch of six weekly services to Stavanger Airport with this cake.

Gothenburg Airport celebrated bmi regional’s launch of six weekly services to Stavanger Airport in Norway on 23 January.

bmi regional’s launch of the new services was celebrated by the Mayors of Sola, Sandnes, Stavanger, Harstad and Narvik at Stavanger Airport on 23 January. Christine Sagen Helgø, Mayor of Stavanger, said: “The news that bmi regional is starting direct routes between Stavanger is very progressive. The oil and gas industry is moving, and it is of vital importance to have better route connections, which bmi regional are delivering on today.”

  • bmi regional, the former subsidiary of bmi, expanded its presence in Scandinavia with four new routes from Stavanger (SVG) in Norway on 23 January, all of which are served by the carrier’s 49-seat ERJ 145s. With the longest sector being the 1,358-kilometre service to Tromsø (TOS) operated via Harstad/Narvik (EVE), and shortest being to Gothenburg (GOT) at 414-kilometre, bmi regional faces competition from Widerøe on two out of the four new services. Commenting on the launch of the services to Gothenburg, Ina Eldøy, Commercial Director of Stavanger Airport, said: “Stavanger is the energy capital of Norway, and part of the fastest growing region in the country. Connecting Gothenburg with Stavanger directly will enable the oil and gas industry and its supply chain to benefit from significant time and cost savings. bmi regional also expect to see a boost in Norwegian visitors to Gothenburg, because of its lively cultural scene, stylish shopping as well as being the gateway to West Sweden, with its breath-taking mix of coastline, islands, lakes and forests.”
Launch date Origin Destination WF A/C Competition (WF)
23-Jan-14 Stavanger (SVG) Harstad/Narvik (EVE) 5 ER4
Tromsø (TOS) via Harstad/Narvik (EVE) Widerøe (3) via BGO
Gothenburg (GOT) 6
Kristiansund (KSU) 5 Widerøe (1)
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 28 January 2014

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