Low-cost carrier easyJet has revealed that it is launching its first daily flights to Norway, with a route between London Gatwick to Bergen operating from May 20. (Featured image by easyJet)
Norway will be the 33rd country on easyJet’s network and the route to the “Gateway to the Fjords” is expected to carry 100,000 passengers between the two cities on an annual basis.
Fares on the route start from £35.49 one way including taxes, based on two people flying on the same booking.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be announcing the launch of flights to Norway today,” Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK Director.
“This is the first time easyJet has offered flights to Norway and Bergen is a fantastic city – often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords – and I’m sure it will be a popular route with our passengers.”
Monday to Friday outbound flights will leave London Gatwick at 14:10 and arrive at 17:05. Saturday flights will depart Gatwick at 07:50 and arrive at 10:45, while on Sunday these respective times will be 14:55 and 17:50.
On the inbound leg of the journey from Bergen, flights will leave at 17:35 and arrive into London Gatwick at 18.35. On Saturday, these times are 11:15 from Bergen arriving at Gatwick at 12:15 and on Sunday these times will be 18:20 and 19:20 respectively.
“The addition of Bergen will see easyJet flying more than half a million passengers between the UK and Scandinavia, and will take the total number of routes served from Gatwick to 101 across 27 countries,” added Mr Simmons.
“We very much look forward to welcoming our first passengers from Norway onboard our flights in May.”
Trude Drevland, the Mayor of Bergen, welcomed the launch of the new route. She said:
“We are very pleased that easyJet is starting up Bergen – London. Bergen is well known as the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway and we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of tourists to our beautiful region.”