Eastern Airways starts its first services to Norway today (12 November) as the airline bids to capitalise on strong oil links.
The carrier is launching flights from Newcastle to Stavanger via Aberdeen each weekday, using Saab 2000 aircraft. Departures are at 07:10 from Newcastle and 18:05 from Stavanger.
”By basing a larger Saab 2000 [50 seats] aircraft in Newcastle, we are also increasing capacity on our popular Aberdeen route to meet demand,” said Eastern Airways COO, Chris Holliday.
”Our link to Stavanger will benefit North East [UK] travellers as they will be able to conduct a day”s business in the Norwegian energy capital, before returning to Newcastle in the evening.”
Norway is the third largest exporter of oil in the world and most major energy companies have bases in Stavanger. Introduction of the Saab 2000 will add a further 840 seats on the Aberdeen rotation.