New route to Kristiansand in Norway takes off at Stansted Airport
Norwegian airline Widere has launched the first direct route from Stansted Airport to the southern city of Kristiansand.
The four-times-a-week service operates on a 78-seater Dash-8 Q400 aircraft, with the first flights arriving and fully booked.
Kristiansand is a family destination and a gateway to coastal towns, inland woods, elk safaris and rivers for white water rafting and salmon fishing.
Widerøe announced the route after strong demand among Norwegian travellers wanting to reach London, and to serve growing numbers of British tourists travelling to southern Norway.
Mark Souter, aviation manager at Stansted Airport said: “We’re delighted to welcome Widerøe to the airport, adding yet another destination to our rapidly growing network providing passengers with even more options when travelling from London Stansted. This makes a beautiful region of Norway more accessible to British travellers as well as providing those arriving from Norway convenient and easy access to London and the East of England.”
The service operates from Stansted to Kjevik Airport in Kristiansand at 8pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, after touching down in Essex at 5.30pm.