20 AUGUST 2018
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Norwegian airline Widerøe boosted its UK presence further last week with the launch of the first direct route between Stansted to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
The four-times-a-week service operates on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with a 78-seat Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. Officials said the first flights arriving into and leaving Stansted were fully booked.
As well as its business connections, Kristiansand, Norway’s fifth largest city, offers many opportunities for relaxing after work. It is a gateway to small idyllic coastal towns, inland woods, elk safaris and rivers popular for white-water rafting and salmon fishing.
Stansted aviation manager Mark Souter said: “We’re delighted to welcome Widerøe to the airport, adding yet another destination to our rapidly growing network and providing passengers with even more options from here.
“It makes this region of Norway more accessible to British travellers as well as providing those arriving from there convenient and easy access to London and eastern England.”
Widerøe is the latest of a several airlines choosing to launch services from Stansted this summer, following Primera Air’s new long-haul routes to the US and Canada, three new services by Air Corsica and the daily flight to Dubai launched by Emirates.
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