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Norway and UK airlines commence codeshare deal. Norwegian airline Widerøe and Britain’s Eastern Airways enter an agreement for widened oil and gas sector and tourism passenger traffic. The new deal means passengers in both countries now have access to more routes in Scandinavia and the UK. Widerøe’s Scandinavian service network includes Norway cities Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand.

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Norway and UK airlines commence codeshare deal

Published on Monday, 24th November, 2014 at 11:14 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 24th November 2014 at 11:50.

Norwegian airline Widerøe and Britain’s Eastern Airways enter an agreement for widened oil and gas sector and tourism passenger traffic.

Passengers walking towards aircraft
Oil and gas industry passengers will benefit from the new deal, according to Eastern Airways.Passengers walking towards aircraft
Photo: Avinor/Creative Commons


The new deal means passengers in both countries now have access to more routes in Scandinavia and the UK.

Widerøe’s Scandinavian service network includes Norway cities Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand.

The carrier, a former SAS subsidiary, serves 44 domestic destinations, total.

Internationally, the airline flies to Gothenburg, Copenhagen, as well as Aberdeen and Newcastle in the UK.

Eastern Airways says this codeshare agreement will allow the company to offer UK connections on its services from Cardiff, Durham, Tees Valley, East Midlands, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Norwich, Southampton, Stornoway, and Wick John O’Groats to Stavanger and Bergen via Aberdeen.

Widerøe vice president network and pricing Terje Skram says the airline is “pleased to forge this new codeshare partnership with Eastern Airways.”

“We can now offer improved links into the UK through Eastern Airways’ comprehensive domestic network from Aberdeen, which helps to further grow traffic on these routes,” he comments in a statement.

According to Kay Ryan, commercial director of Eastern Airways, the codeshare agreement with Widerøe means they now offer a new destination from Aberdeen to Bergen on the UK carrier’s grid.

“It also ensures that our passengers are better connected to Norway via Aberdeen. Connecting flights via our Aberdeen hub provides a very convenient option for travellers, especially for customers in the oil and gas industry, on the way to Norway or the United Kingdom,” she concludes.

Eastern Airways, based at North Lincolnshire Borough’s Humberside Airport, has been operating services from Aberdeen and Newcastle since 1997 and 2003, respectively.

Both airports offer Fast Track security channels for the airline’s passengers. Norway's Oslo Gardermoen, Bergen Flesland, and Stavanger Sola airports also offer this facility.




Published on Monday, 24th November, 2014 at 11:14 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last updated on 24th November 2014 at 11:50.

This post has the following tags: oil, gas, energy, flights, norway, uk.





  
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