Norwegian airline Widerøe has this week launched the first direct route from London Stansted to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
The four-times-a-week service operates on a 78-seater Dash-8 Q400 aircraft, with the first flights arriving into and leaving Stansted fully booked.
The UK’s fastest growing airport marked the first week of flights and its newest airline partner with a celebratory cake for departing passengers yesterday (Thursday).
Kristiansand is a family destination and a gateway to small idyllic coastal towns, inland woods, elk safaris and rivers well suited for white water rafting and salmon fishing.
Widerøe announced the route due to strong demand among Norwegian travellers wanting to reach London, and to serve growing numbers of British tourists travelling to Southern Norway and Kristiansand.