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Loganair enhances connections between UK and Norway

Posted 15 August 2019 · Add Comment

Loganair heralded a further boost to its international connectivity today after signing a new “interline” relationship with Norwegian airline, Wideroe.

Wideroe, Norway’s regional airline, provides access to the whole of Norway, with over 40 Norwegian and eight international destinations on its route map. The new friendship between the Scottish airline and its Norwegian counterpart means that those living in Scotland can fly on Loganair’s direct flights from Edinburgh to Bergen and Stavanger, then seamlessly one-stop connect to eight new Norwegian locations.
Meanwhile, customers in Newcastle can fly direct to Stavanger then make a one-stop connection to both Oslo Sandefjord-Torp Airport and Kristiansand.
The news should be welcome to those in the energy and marine industry with links between Scotland, Newcastle and Norway and to travellers looking to explore more of Scandinavia.
Prior to the arrangement, customers would have to make two separate bookings and had no protection in case of delay. Now customers may book at or their travel agent on a single secured booking with through-checked luggage.
New locations that can be reached as part of the interline agreement from Scotland via Bergen are Alesund, Floro, Kristiansund, Tromso, Bodo and Molde with Kristiansand and Sandefjord-Torp in easy access from Stavanger.
Bodo is a gateway to Norway’s infamous and staggeringly beautiful Lofoten Islands and Tromso, in the far north of Norway, offers very high chances to see the Northern Lights in the winter months. Whilst Bergen, Stavanger and Oslo have also been relatively easy to reach directly from Scotland up until now; for those looking for a winter adventure, the new connectivity certainly opens new opportunities to “Go Viking” as Norway’s latest tourism campaign suggests.
From Newcastle via Stavanger, Oslo Sandefjord- Torp Airport (TRF), gives easy access into the picturesque city of Sandefjord and Norway’s largely undiscovered but hidden gem that is its southern coast. Whilst Norway might not be the first place that springs to mind for pristine beaches, the area is a popular holiday destination for Norwegians due to the regions unspoiled coastline and sheltered coves.
Sandefjord-Torp is also considered as a secondary airport for access to Norway’s cosmopolitan Capital, Oslo, lying just 90 minutes south of the capital.
Additionally, one-stop connections are now facilitated to Kristiansand (not to be confused with Kristiansund) further in the north of Norway. A notable destination for families with an almost never-ending array of attractions.

Kay Ryan (above), Loganair’s Commercial Director said: “We’re extremely pleased to once again enhance our network –our new partnership with Wideroe will be of interest to anyone keen to explore more of Scandinavia. It’s also great news for those in the marine and energy sectors who have interests in Scotland, Newcastle and Norway.”
Christian Skaug, Widerøe’s Commercial Director said: We are very pleased to have Loganair as a partner, and to be able to offer even more travel opportunities to both Logainair’s and Widerøe’s customers. Through Loganair’s network in UK and our network in Norway, we give our customers more choices and travel options.”
The agreement is the latest addition to Loganair’s “Better Connected” programme, which aims to ensure its route network is “better connected” with strategic worldwide destinations of importance. Such agreements facilitate inbound tourism to Scotland as well, with Global Travel Agents now able to sell connecting journeys from Wideroe’s Norwegian destinations to destinations on Loganair’s extensive Scottish network.
Loganair already has agreements with British Airways, KLM, Qatar, Emirates, Thomas Cook, Turkish Airlines and Air France – expanding the reach of Scotland to the world.


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