Widerøe launches London Southend from Bergen

Bergen to London Southend

Widerøe launches London Southend from Bergen

Widerøe will operate twice-weekly between the Norwegian city and London Southend, competing indirectly with Norwegian’s service to Gatwick.

Widerøe launched Bergen – London Southend on 31 August, with Southend a new airport in its network.

The 1,011-kilometre service operates twice-weekly using 114-seat Embraer 190-E2s.

Widerøe began serving London in 2018 with a service between Kristiansand and Stansted.  However, it has consolidated at Southend, with Kristiansand joining Bergen in October.

London – Bergen has seen many ups-and-downs in recent years, with the city-pair having 292,000 two-way seats last year – down from a high of 471,000 in 2013. 

Now, only Widerøe and Norwegian (to Gatwick) serve Bergen, the latter twice-weekly but rising to 11 weekly next month.

Speaking of the new Bergen – Southend, Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, said: “At a difficult time for aviation the new route demonstrates confidence in the airport, and the interest people have to returning to fly to locations that continue to have low coronavirus incident rates.”


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