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New Norway-UK air route opens. West Norway-based Bergen Air Transport commences services between Bergen Flesland and Sumburgh Airport on the Shetland Islands. The company’s new twice-a-week direct service will operate on Monday and Thursday mornings, with a scheduled journey time of 70 minutes. Flights from Bergen to Sumburgh (IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes BGO-LSI) depart at 09:00 local time and arrive at 09:10. The LSI-BGO route departs at 09:45 and arrives at 11:55 local time.

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New Norway-UK air route opens

Published on Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 18th November 2014 at 11:00.

West Norway-based Bergen Air Transport commences services between Bergen Flesland and Sumburgh Airport on the Shetland Islands.

One of Bergen Air Transport's aircraft
The company has two Beechcraft King Air B200 turboprop aircraft.One of Bergen Air Transport's aircraft
Photo: Bergen Air Transport


The company’s new twice-a-week direct service will operate on Monday and Thursday mornings, with a scheduled journey time of 70 minutes.

Flights from Bergen to Sumburgh (IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes BGO-LSI) depart at 09:00 local time and arrive at 09:10. The LSI-BGO route departs at 09:45 and arrives at 11:55 local time.

“We’ve been working on this for a long time in cooperation with airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports,” Bergen Air Transport business development manager Tom Roll tells The Foreigner.

He adds that current air transport alternatives are both inconvenient and expensive.

“We also started the new service after feedback from the business community,” explains Mr Roll. “Prices range from GBP 99 to GBP 450 one-way, depending on advance purchase time and flexibility wishes.”

(Converted at today’s ROE, these prices equate to some NOK 1,050 and NOK 4,760, respectively).

With capacity for 12 passengers on board, the route will be served by a Beechcraft King Air B200 twin turboprop aircraft, with a cruise speed of 260 knots (about 450 km/h).

Cruising altitude from Bergen to Sumburgh is 24,000 feet, while it is 25,000 feet from the Shetland Islands airport back to Bergen. Services commence on 24th November.

“I am very pleased to see year round air connections between Shetland and Norway. These will be a great boost to both the economic and social links that are so important in the islands. I have no doubt the service will go from strength to strength,” Tavish Scott, MSP for Shetland writes in an email to The Foreigner.

Bergen Air Transport was established in 2000. The company has been operating the route between western Norway’s Bergen Flesland Airport and Telemark County’s Notodden Tuven Airport (NTB) since then.




Published on Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 at 10:28 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 18th November 2014 at 11:00.

This post has the following tags: norway, shetlands, travel.





  
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