Pictured at the cake cutting ceremony, held to toast the launch of Finnair’s new service between Helsinki and Bergen, are: Christian Skaug, CCO of Widerøe; Robert Lönnblad, GM Scandinavia, Finnair; and Aslak Sverdrup, MD, Bergen Airport. The route will be flown six times weekly, with flights operated by Widerøe. Finnair and the Norwegian carrier recently extended their cooperation agreement, with Widerøe also operating Tromsø flights which launched this week.
Mona Ringstrand, Commercial Manager, Avinor is seen pictured with Robert Lönnblad, GM Scandinavia, Finnair as they pose with the route launch cake which was made to celebrate Finnair’s new service between Helsinki and Tromsø. The route will be flown weekly (Saturdays) by Widerøe Q400s, with no direct competition being provided.
- Finnair expanded its presence across Norway this week by launching new services from Helsinki (HEL) to Bergen (BGO) and Tromsø (TOS), routes that will be flown by Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe. “We are happy to extend our cooperation with Widerøe, and connect more Norwegian regions to our network,” commented Juha Jarvinen, CCO, Finnair. “The new codeshares serve both our Asian and Finnish customers travelling to Norway, and our Norwegian customers who will now have more and smoother connections to our network.” The 1,081-kilometre connection between the Finnish capital city and Bergen, which launched on 15 May, will be flown daily using Widerøe’s recently acquired E190-E2s based on Flightradar24.com data. The 1,077-kilometre jaunt to Tromsø, which launched 19 May, will be flown weekly (Saturdays) on the regional carrier’s Q400s until further E190-E2s join the fleet. Neither route will face direct competition, with these launches bringing to three the number of destinations that the Finnish flag carrier serves in Norway, as the oneworld member also flies to Oslo Gardermoen up to four times a day according to OAG schedules. See how Bergen Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.