Easyjet will fly daily between London Gatwick and Bergen from May 25, marking the first Norwegian route for the low-cost carrier.
Flights will depart Gatwick at 1410 (Monday to Friday), 0750 on Saturday and 1455 on Sunday, arriving into Bergen at 1705, 1045 and 1750 respectively.
The return leg will leave the western Norwegian city at 1735 (Monday to Friday), 1115 (Saturday) and 1820 on Sunday, landing back into London at 1835, 1215 and 1920 respectively.
The new route co-incides with an increase in capacity on Easyjet’s Gatwick-Copenhagen route, which will move from three to four times-daily from May 24.
Easyjet will be going head-to-head on the Gatwick-Bergen route with Norwegian, while BA flies to the city from Heathrow (an ex-Bmi route). SAS has previously offered flights from Gatwick to Bergen, but switched these to Manchester from January 2012 (see online news October 17, 2011).
Last October Norwegian announced plans to expand operations at Gatwick airport, Easyjet’s largest hub (see online news October 29, 2012).
From April 1 the carrier will operate 145 nonstop flights from the Sussex airport to 21 destinations, increasing to 320 weekly flights from late summer, when it will have four aircraft based at Gatwick.
For more information visit easyjet.com.
Report by Mark Caswell