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Scottish airline adds Norway-UK routes

Loganair announces new routes to both England and Scotland from Bergen.

The Scottish airline Loganair has unveiled its biggest ever schedules from Bergen, including two new routes from Norway’s western city to Manchester and Inverness.

Passengers can now fly to five destinations in the UK from Bergen with the tartan-tailed carrier, which calls itself Scotland’s Airline, namely to Shetland, Orkney, Inverness, Glasgow and Manchester.

Western Norway and Scotland are historically and culturally very close, says Aina Tysse, head of business development at Bergen Airport, adding that the new year-round route to Inverness brings Scotland and Bergen even closer together.

All five destinations are relevant to both business and leisure traffic, Tysse points out, with the new service to Manchester for example being attractive for businesses and football fans alike.

“The beautiful Highlands of Inverness, and other routes to a wide range of Scottish destinations, we believe the Norwegians will appreciate,” she says.

A stop on the way
The one-stop service to Manchester will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from May 10 as an all-year-round destination. They will have a “short stop” at Inverness but passengers will stay on the same Embraer 145 aircraft. The route to Inverness, however, is direct.

The airline’s seasonal services to Glasgow started last summer and will begin again on May 25, operating until September 9 on Fridays and Sundays.

A Saturday service to Orkney will also operate again, between June 23 and August 18, and there will be a twice-weekly link to Shetland on Wednesdays and Saturdays between May 26 and August 18.

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