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New Norwegian link underlines Edinburgh's continued attractiveness

Norwegian Airlines has today (Wednesday) announced its fourth direct route from Edinburgh to Scandinavia.

The airline will start flights twice weekly to Bergen in Norway from March 2012. This new service will allow Scots to enjoy affordable and direct flights to one of the most charming cities in Norway and importantly will see Norwegians travel to Scotland's capital which is continuing to attract visitors from across the globe.

Edinburgh is an increasingly attractive destination for Scandinavians both for leisure and business and this new route is seen as another indicator of the city's continued attractiveness and resilience in these difficult times.

"We are continuously expanding our route network and are pleased to be able to offer our Scottish passenger a direct route to the Norwegian west coast at a low price. Bergen is a great starting point if you want to discover the west coast of Norway, considered to be one of the world's most beautiful coastlines”, says Daniel Skjeldam, Norwegian's Chief Commercial Officer.

Jim O'Sullivan, Managing Director, Edinburgh Airport, said: “We're delighted with this addition to our network and we're sure it'll be a very popular route. It's sustainable, built on excellent passenger flows in both ways. Edinburgh's strength is that people want to come here and that is good news for the city and the airlines that serve it.”

Bergen is a city on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular tourist attractions - the Norwegian Fjords - which have been included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. It is situated between the longest fjord Sognefjord north of Bergen and the beautiful Hardangerfjord in the south.

Tickets are on sale at www.norwegian.com from £38 including taxes and fees.

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