LJLA welcomes Bergen link with Widerøe

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) has welcomed flights to Bergen in Norway from the Scandinavian regional airline Widerøe.

The twice weekly service with departures on Fridays and Mondays is commencing in time for the kick off of the Premier League season, with many of the passengers on the first arrival from Bergen being Norwegian Liverpool supporters who were able to fly direct to Liverpool from Bergen for the first time.

Widerøe expects the new service to prove popular with football fans, explaining: “Norwegian football supporters in particular are expected to take advantage of the new flights to attend Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United matches.”

Widerøe operate a 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 jet aircraft on the route.

Commenting at the announcement of the new route earlier this year, John Irving, CEO for LJLA said: “We are naturally delighted to see Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe choose to operate a new scheduled service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Bergen.”

“The new twice weekly service will provide passengers from across the North of England with a great way to visit the city of Bergen as well as access to the Fjords and the popular cruise market from there. It will also allow passengers from across Norway to visit Liverpool and the wider North West using the region’s Faster, Easier and Friendlier Airport”.

Written by: Kimberley Young

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