Cutting the ribbon at the launch of Widerøe’s new route between Kristiansand and London Stansted on 13 August were: Catharina Solli, Public Relations Manager at Widerøe, and Jørgen Kristiansen, Mayor of Kristiansand. The Norwegian airport also baked a cake to celebrate the new service to the UK capital, a route that will operate four times weekly.
The crew which operated Widerøe’s inaugural flight from Bergen to London Stansted were met with a cake when they arrived at the UK capital airport on 13 August. The carrier will operate the route using its Q400s.
On 14 August Widerøe launched a three times weekly service between Bergen and Hamburg, with the latter becoming the airline’s second route from the Norwegian city to Germany, with flights to Munich having launched last week. Pictured with the inaugural crew and route launch cake at Hamburg Airport were Lina Lindegaard Carlsen, Public Relations Manager, Widerøe, and Gesa Zaremba, Senior Manager Traffic Development, Hamburg Airport.
- Widerøe, having added two new routes from Bergen (BGO) to Liverpool and Munich last week, has introduced a service to Hamburg (HAM) from the Norwegian city this week, while also beginning a new connection from Kristiansand (KRS) to London Stansted (STN). The latter was the first of the two services to be inaugurated, with flights on the 859-kilometre connection to the UK capital having begun on 13 August. The carrier will offer four weekly flights between Kristiansand and Stansted using its fleet of Q400s, with no other airline presently connecting the two airports. “We’re delighted to welcome Widerøe to the airport, adding yet another destination to our rapidly growing network providing passengers with even more options when travelling from London Stansted. This makes a beautiful region of Norway more accessible to British travellers as well as providing those arriving from Norway convenient and easy access to London and the East of England,” commented Mark Souter, Aviation Manager, London Stansted Airport. The 793-kilometre hop between Bergen and Hamburg commenced the following day, with Widerøe planning a three times weekly service between the Norwegian and German cities using its fleet of E190-E2s. Competition on this city pair will come from SAS, with the Star Alliance member already offering a three times weekly service between the two cities using mixed fleet of 737s and CRJ 900s. See how Hamburg Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.