Loganair has announced plans to restore flights between Aberdeen and Oslo this summer.
The Scottish carrier last operated the route in 2019, and has confirmed that it will offer a five-times-weekly service (daily except Wednesday and Saturday) from June 13, rising to six flights per week (daily except Saturday) from September 7.
The schedules will be as follows:
- Departs Aberdeen at 0830, arriving into Oslo at 1105
- Departs Oslo at 1140, arriving into Aberdeen at 1220
- Departs Aberdeen at 1330, arriving into Oslo at 1555
- Departs Oslo at 1640, arriving into Aberdeen at 1710
The routes will be operated by Loganair’s 49-seater Embraer 145 aircraft, with fares starting from £109.99 each way, inclusive of the carrier’s recently introduced ‘Green Skies’ carbon offset fee.
Loganair said that the resumption of its Aberdeen-Oslo service would see it offer “no fewer than 14 destinations [either nonstop or same plane one-stop] from its Aberdeen hub, while it expects to add more as demand for air travel continues to recover from the pandemic”.
Russell Borthwick, chief executive of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said that “Aberdeen more than any other region of the UK is dependent on air links to enable our internationally-focused economy and both protecting existing and adding new connections to key hubs and cities will be central to our recovery”.
Meanwhile Loganair’s chief executive Jonathan Hinkles commented:
“We’re delighted to be adding Oslo flights at Loganair’s Aberdeen hub, restoring connectivity to the Norwegian capital for both business and leisure travellers. It’s an important and long-standing route at Aberdeen, and one which we’re pleased to step into following the cutbacks which other airlines have understandably made during the pandemic.
“Together with the new Oslo route, Loganair’s expansion at Aberdeen will see us offering our largest-ever schedule in Summer 2022. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to welcome many new employees to our airline in recent weeks as we create new jobs to support this growth.
“It has been a tough two years for the whole industry and it is clear that they’re hugely excited to be returning to the skies with Loganair.”
Loganair recently expanded its codeshare agreement with British Airways, adding 18 new routes including Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and Southampton, and Norwich to Aberdeen.