British regional carrier Loganair is to introduce a new route linking Aberdeen with the Norwegian capital Oslo.
The Scottish airline, which celebrated its 60and anniversary last week, will launch the Aberdeen-Oslo service on June 13, with up to six weekly flights from Sunday to Friday using 49-seat Embraer 145 aircraft.
Loganair is the largest carrier in Aberdeen, the gateway to the UK’s oil and gas sector, with flights to 14 destinations and more routes expected to be introduced as travel demand increases after the pandemic.
The airline also organizes a training program for pilots and cabin crew. Around 20 former Flybe staff members have already been recruited from the Aberdeen base.
Loganair Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles noted: “We are delighted to add flights to Oslo from Loganair’s Aberdeen hub, restoring connectivity to the Norwegian capital for business and leisure travellers.
“This is an important and long-standing route to Aberdeen, and one we are happy to step into following the reductions other airlines have understandably made during the pandemic.”
Loganair also entered into a new extended codeshare agreement with British Airways last week.
Russell Borthwick, Chief Executive of the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, added: “Aberdeen, more than any other area of the UK, depends on air links to enable our internationally-minded economy – both to protect existing routes and to add new links to key hubs and cities. will be at the heart of our recovery.”