Posted on: 14 February 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Widerøe is more than doubling capacity and boosting frequency on its key service from Newcastle to Stavanger – as well as reducing journey times.
From 31 March, Widerøe will add a fourth weekly service to the Norwegian city, while simultaneously upgrading the operation to 78-seater Bombardier Q400s. The aircraft change means an extra 28 seats for sale in either direction on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, with an additional service on Thursdays. Moreover, the Monday service will be moved from midday to evening, allowing business travellers to have a full day at work before flying.
The number of seats therefore rises from 150 in either direction to 312, while the journey time falls from one hour 50 minutes to one hour 25 minutes.
Widerøe’s director regional network, Sverre Sletten, commented, “We’re delighted to be able to bring in these big improvements to our Newcastle service. We have operated to Newcastle for nearly ten years now and are confident the demand is there to sustain this growth.”