Low-cost airline easyJet has announced that it will now offer flights to Bergen, Norway. The new route will become the airline's 33rd destination and is expected to carry more than 100,000 passengers annually.
Bergen, also known as the “Gateway to the Fjords”, is known for its dramatic coastline and picturesque mountain views, and the new service will offer more connections to Norway from the UK. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be announcing the launch of flights to Norway today,” said Paul Simmons, UK director at easyJet.
“This is the first time easyJet has offered flights to Norway and Bergen is a fantastic city - often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords – and I’m sure it will be a popular route with our passengers...The addition of Bergen will see easyJet flying more than half a million passengers between the UK and Scandinavia, and will take the total number of routes served from Gatwick to 101 across 27 countries”
The announcement of the new route has been announced just a month after the airline announced it is increasing its services to Copenhagen to four times and day and two months after it announced it will now be flying to Moscow.
“We are very pleased that easyJet is starting up Bergen - London. Bergen is well known as the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway and we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of tourists to our beautiful region,” said Trude Drevland, Mayor of Bergen.