Eastern Airways’ popular Bergen service from Newcastle International Airport recommences on Monday (28 March 2011) for the summer season.
The UK regional airline re-introduces the daily weekday non-stop service with a 10.30 departure from Newcastle, which arrives in Bergen at 1.35pm local time. Flights leave Bergen at 2.30pm and land in Newcastle at 3.35pm. The busy heliport at Bergen Flesland Airport serves the Norwegian offshore oil and gas industry. Norway’s second largest city is also the gateway to the fjords and the air services will link with onward cruises.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “The re-introduction of our Bergen summer service demonstrates our continued support for Newcastle, which is our second largest base in the UK. Offshore workers and business travellers will be able to take advantage of this convenient non-stop service. Bergen has had strong links with the north east for many years and is also a popular short break destination for those visiting the city.”
Chris Sanders, aviation development director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We welcome the return of flights to Bergen for the summer schedule. This Scandinavian destination is a key market for inbound tourism. Norway is a beautiful country and the city of Bergen makes a wonderful short break destination with many of the city’s excellent bars and restaurants located around the stunning harbour. Access to this captivating city provides a gateway for cruises to the majestic fjords and to spectacular mountain scenery for outdoor enthusiasts. We hope it proves a popular choice with our customers.”