Widerøe to Launch Bergen – Liverpool Services

One of Widerøe’s new E190-E2s is seen at the point of handover from its Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer. (KEY – James Ronayne)
One of Widerøe’s new E190-E2s is seen at the point of handover from its Brazilian manufacturer, Embraer. (KEY – James Ronayne)

Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Widerøe has announced that it is to start operating a twice weekly service between Bergen, Norway (IATA:BGO) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, UK (IATA:LPL).

The new service will commence on August 17, 2018 with departures on Mondays and Fridays with connections available in Bergen to other Scandinavian cities including Oslo and Helsinki.

Widerøe will use their 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 jet aircraft on the route, which will be the first time this new generation jet aircraft will have operated to a UK regional airport.

Christian Skaug, Commercial Director for Widerøe commented: “We are excited to bring travelers in both directions and to present the magnificent fjords of the western region of Norway.  Potentially as a stopover to the rough far north with Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, Bergen offers a stunning diversity from cultural and historic experiences to an impressive scenery.  In addition, Widerøe in corporation with Finnair provides a fast and efficient gateway to the far East through through the Helsinki route.”

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”.