Loganair reconnects the North East with Norway

The long-awaited direct flights from Newcastle to Stavanger have returned, as Loganair revised the popular services, reconnecting Brits with Norway.

In addition, a brand-new route that further strengthens ties between the North East and Fjord Norway has been launched by Loganair –  with flights from Newcastle to Bergen.

The popular service to Stavanger has been launched, following a pause during the pandemic. It is particularly important for the energy sector in the North East which has close ties with Stavanger and is welcome news for the business community during its recovery. The route has also been popular with Norwegian tourists coming to visit the North East for its leisure opportunities, in particular for the football, shopping and historic sites that are on offer.

Loganair has also recommenced routes to the Norwegian destinations from Edinburgh, while additional flights from Aberdeen to Oslo Gardermoen will commence in September to further strengthen connectivity between the UK and Norway.

Loganair’s Sales Manager UK, Greig White said, “We know the business community have long awaited the return our route between Newcastle and Stavanger – it’s an important connection for the energy industry in both North East England and Stavanger and we are delighted to be able to bring it back after a pause during the pandemic.

“It’s even better still to be able to further strengthen ties between Newcastle and Norway, with the launch of our brand-new route to Bergen. We’ve been working hard with the travel trade across the North East to showcase just some of the amazing leisure opportunities available in Bergen – it really is a spectacular part of the world and now more accessible than ever.”

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said, “We have a strong working partnership with Loganair who have continued to invest at Newcastle International Airport and in the region, routes now include Stavanger and Bergen alongside the airline’s existing operations to Exeter, Newquay and Southampton.

“As far back as 1937, Stavanger was the first international destination from Newcastle International Airport and 85 years later, Loganair have ensured the North East remains connected to ‘the Oil Capital of Norway’. Stavanger is also home to one of the country’s most popular attractions – Pulpit Rock, and Bergen, twinned with Newcastle City, is home to Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“As well as having strong links to the oil and gas industry, both of these destinations in Norway offer passengers a gateway to the country’s great outdoors, surrounded by mountains and fjords and traditional towns to explore.”