Eastern Airways to start two new Norwegian services

Eastern Airways is to launch two new direct services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle on 5 October 2009.

p>Eastern Airways is to launch two new direct services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle on 5 October 2009.

As Norway?s second largest city, Bergen is the latest addition to the airline?s network, which already includes frequent services to Oslo from Aberdeen and Stavanger from both Aberdeen and Newcastle.

From Aberdeen, the airline will operate a Monday to Friday service to Bergen, with flights taking off from Aberdeen at 8.40am, arriving in Bergen at 11.10am local time. Departures leave Bergen at 4.15pm, landing in Aberdeen at 4.45pm local time.

From Newcastle, Eastern Airways will also operate daily weekday services to Bergen, with flights leaving Newcastle at 10.30am, arriving in Bergen at 1.35pm local time. Services depart Bergen at 2.30pm, arriving in Newcastle at 3.35pm local time.

The Bergen timings offer convenient connections from Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, East Midlands and Wick via Aberdeen. Passengers heading to Bergen from Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton can also connect onto Eastern Airways? Newcastle service.

Fares to Bergen start from ?89 one way.

In addition, from 4 October, extra early morning flights from Stavanger to Aberdeen will operate between Monday and Thursday, leaving Stavanger at 7.30am and arriving in Aberdeen at 7.50am local time.

A new evening service will leave Aberdeen at 6.30pm, arriving in Stavanger at 7.50pm (Monday to Wednesday, departing Aberdeen at 3pm and arriving in Stavanger at 5.20pm on Sundays).

Newcastle will also benefit from an additional Sunday service to Stavanger, leaving Newcastle at 4pm, arriving at 6.50pm local time, and departing Stavanger at 7.30pm and arriving in Newcastle (via Aberdeen) at 9.15pm.

Chris Holliday, Eastern Airways? chief operating officer, said: ?The announcement of two new non-stop services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing routes between the UK and Norway.

?Bergen is a key base for the global energy industry, and our services will benefit business travellers. Both services also provide a convenient link for leisure passengers taking short breaks in Norway, north east Scotland and north east England.?