1 APRIL 2013
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easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is to launch daily services commencing 20 May from Gatwick to Bergen, known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, in direct competition with Norwegian, and also British Airways out of Heathrow. It will be the airline’s first ever route to Norway and the 33rd country that the airline flies to. easyJet expects to attract more on 100,000 passengers on to the route.
Renowned for its coastal splendour and set against the dramatic backdrop of the city’s seven mountains, Bergen is an outdoor lover’s haven and provides a wealth of sightseeing opportunities around the Fjords and beyond, which encompass a vibrant music and arts scene along with historical monuments and architectural gems such as the city’s Hanseattic Wharf and museum.
Speaking at Bergen Airport easyJet’s UK Director, Paul Simmons, said: “The addition of Bergen will see easyJet flying more than half a million passengers between the UK and Scandinavia, and will take the total number of routes served from Gatwick to 101 across 27 countries. We very much look forward to welcoming our first passengers from Norway onboard our flights in May”. www.easyjet.com
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