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  1. Carl0927

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    New route and airline from mid August, twice weekly Monday and Friday Liverpool to Bergen.

    E190 will operate the route, this airline has already operated charters to Liverpool for football and city break traffic, so hopefully a scheduled operation should do well.
     
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    That's great news. Every little helps.
     
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    Here's the press release...

    Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe has today announced that it is to start operating a twice weekly service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Bergen in Norway.

    The new service will commence on 17th August 2018 with departures on Mondays and Fridays with connections available in Bergen to other Scandinavian cities including Oslo and Helsinki.

    Widerøe will use their 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 jet aircraft on the route, which will be the first time this new generation jet aircraft will have operated to a UK regional airport.

    Bergen is Norway's second largest city and also the gateway to the Fjords, with this new direct service giving passengers across the North West the opportunity to either visit this popular city or the region’s beautiful fjordal area.

    The new service is also likely to prove popular with visitors from Norway and Scandinavia travelling to the North West. With Premier League football as popular as ever with Scandinavians, Norwegian football supporters in particular are expected to take advantage of the new flights to attend Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United matches.

    Seats are now on sale with fares starting from £69 one way (including taxes) and bookable on the wideroe.nowebsite.

    John Irving, CEO for LJLA commented, “We are naturally delighted to see Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe choose to operate a new scheduled service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bergen.

    “The new twice weekly service will provide passengers from across the North of England with a great way to visit the city of Bergen as well as access to the Fjords and the popular cruise market from there. It will also allow passengers from across Norway to visit Liverpool and the wider North West using the region’s Faster, Easier and Friendlier Airport”.

    Christian Skaug, Commercial Director for Widerøe commented, “We are excited to bring travelers in both directions and to present the magnificent fjords of the western region of Norway. Potentially as a stopover to the rough far north with Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, Bergen offers a stunning diversity from cultural and historic experiences to an impressive scenery. In addition Widerøe in corporation with Finnair provides a fast and efficient gateway to the far East through through the Helsinki route.”

    Liverpool Airport
     
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    indeed,, thanks for your post.
     
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    Great news and a great airline and route for Liverpool to get!
     
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    Hope it does well, and lead to other Norwegian routes from them.
     
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    Times are : - Friday BGO-LPL. 0645-0730
    LPL-BGO. 0805-1045

    Monday .BGO-LPL 19.35-2020
    LPL-BGO. 21.00-2340
     
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    That does give people a good long weekend in Bergen!
     
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    Yes from both ends. I may give it a try myself later in year !

    From Bergen Airports website it looks like the only other UK destinations are London and Glasgow, although I thought Newcastle was served, but doesn't show. So this route will be handy for the northwest to reach Bergen.
     
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    I believe Manchester is served from Bergen by SAS and Loganair (the latter via Inverness)
     
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    ok, it doesn't appear on Bergen Airports website, so probably via Oslo or somewhere.
     
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    SAS Monday and Friday non stop all year
     
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    I think this route should do well as in many respects it already has been operated quite often with inbound charters for Norwegians by Wideroe Now it will.be available for people in the Northwest to use too.
     
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    Does anyone at LPL actually know anything about MAN's service? To see such tripe written in a PR piece is shocking.

    "Norwegian football supporters in particular are expected to take advantage of the new flights to attend Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United matches."

    So they won't bother using the SK services out of OSL and BGO to MAN then.

    "Ot will also allow passengers from across Norway to visit Liverpool and the wider North West using the region’s Faster, Easier and Friendlier Airport"

    Yes, let's make out way out of/going to LPL on a train service at the airport. Oh. There isn't. And they won't bother using the SK services out of OSL and BGO to MAN then.

    "In addition Widerøe in corporation with Finnair provides a fast and efficient gateway to the far East through through the Helsinki route£

    Yes, we'll get lots and lots of passengers who will decide that they will go that way rather than actually using the 2 daily Finnair service out of MAN.

    Here's those mysterious SK flights that can't be found:

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    Is this a bit of sour grapes
     
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    How strange folk from beyond Manchester have said welcoming support plus ' likes' and others nearer to home can't bear to say anytime positive.
     
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    I’m very positive about this new airline entering the North West market and I’m very excited to see the E-2 on UK soil. I was simply pointing out that MAN does also have nonstop Bergen service.
     
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    That's fine, I just couldn't find it, as I mentioned, Bergen's website only talked about LON and GLA, so what am I to think.
     
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    Well Liverpool airport are hardly going to promote Manchester Airport are they! It's PR spin! Goes on all the time with airports!
     
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    I've just found the MAN service on the Bergen irport site, it wasn't mentioned on the" featured "direct services section that I was looking at . I hadn't noticed there was a cities list further on.
     

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