Posted on: 29 April 2016 by Mark Howells
From 31 May 2016, bmi regional will commence daily flights from Newcastle (NCL) to Stavanger (SVG) in Norway between Sundays and Fridays.
Jochen Schnadt, bmi regional’s CCO, commented, “We’re excited to be adding this route into our network and with it Stavanger as our latest addition to our growing network of key business locations. Stavanger has a varied appeal; the city is a hub for the oil and gas industry, as well as being a former Capital of Culture with great gourmet credentials. Our new Branded Fares including our new Executive product will be a perfect fit for this new market offering both business and leisure customers the right product and flexibility choice when travelling between Newcastle and Stavanger.”
Between Monday and Friday, the NCL–SVG leg will take off at 10:45 and land at 13:05 before the return service leaves SVG at 15:40 to arrive back in NCL at 16:00. On Sundays, flights will depart from NCL at 13:25 and reach SVG at 15:45 before returning from SVG at 16:15 to land in NCL at 16:35.
“This demonstrates a vast focus on the municipality of Rogaland, during challenging times for the industry in this region,” said Leif Anker Lorentzen, airport director of Sola Airport in Stavanger.
Leon McQuaid, aviation development manager at Newcastle International Airport, declared, “We are delighted that bmi regional will be operating this new Stavanger service. As well as anticipating further growth in outbound tourism we also expect this service to deliver a significant increase of inbound traffic to the region.”