Direct flights from London Southend (SEN/EGMC) to Bergen, Norway got underway today when the inaugural Widerøe flight departed at 10:45am.
Passengers on the 1hr 50min flight were treated to a water arch from the airports fire service on departure from Southend and had special cake to celebrate the launch.
Christian Skaug, Commercial Director Widerøe, said: “We are strengthening our focus on Bergen as a hub for traffic throughout the country. With this new route we continue to build on the network Widerøe has developed in and around Bergen and Western Norway in recent years. We start cautiously, but if we see that the offer is well received, we will consider adding more weekly departures”.
Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, added: “At a difficult time for aviation the new route demonstrates confidence in the airport, and the interest people have to return to fly to locations that continue to have low coronavirus incident rates”.
Passengers using the direct service to Bergen will able to connect onward to 8 destinations across Norway with Widerøe.
The Bergen Flight is operated by an Embraer E190-E2.