SCANDINAVIA’S largest regional airline Widerøe commenced flights between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Bergen in Norway last week.
The twice weekly service with departures on Fridays and Mondays commenced just in time for the start of the Premier League season, with many of the passengers on the first arrival from Bergen being Norwegian Liverpool supporters.
Fans were able to fly direct to Liverpool from Bergen for the first time and take advantage of this new service ahead of Liverpool’s first home game of the season on Sunday. One of the passengers was the airline’s Chief Financial Officer John Arntsen who is a keen Liverpool fan himself.
Widerøe operate a 114 seat Embraer E190-E2 jet aircraft on the route and the Airport Fire and Rescue service gave the aircraft a traditional airport welcome with a water cannon baptism.
Staff from Marketing Liverpool were also on hand at the Airport to give out tourist information to arriving passengers as they disembarked the aircraft.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and also the gateway to the Fjords, with this new direct service giving passengers across the North West the opportunity to either visit this popular city or the region’s beautiful fjordal area.