easyJet’s London Gatwick to Bergen
Tasting the traditional Norwegian cake prepared in Bergen for the maiden easyJet launch in the country were Ole Warberg, Visit Bergen’s MD; and Paul Simmons, easyJet’s Director UK (pictured first left and second right respectively), together with the crew operating on the inaugural service.
- easyJet expanded its offering at London airports in the course of last week. On 15 May, the carrier launched twice-weekly services from London Luton (LTN) to Olbia (OLB), which it already serves from six other airports. The 1,400-kilometre route is operated using A319s. In addition, on 20 May, easyJet inaugurated its first service to Norway and now offers daily flights connecting London Gatwick (LGW) and Bergen (BGO), which it operates using A320s in competition with Norwegian’s 12 weekly flights. Bergen Airport’s Manager, Adelheid Nes, said: “We are very happy with the fact that easyJet chose Bergen as their first airport in Norway. The airline has a very strong position in Europe and will bring in thousands of tourists to Bergen. This is of great importance for our city and our region.”