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Edinburgh Airport celebrates start of new flights to Norway

Summer direct flights with SAS to Oslo and Stavanger

Edinburgh Airport and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) celebrated today with the start of the first of two new direct flights to Norway to operate from the airport this summer.

The first customers checked in this morning for SAS’ new direct flight to Oslo, with direct flights to Stavanger due to start on 24 April. Connecting two of Norway’s most popular cities with the Scottish capital, both routes will be twice weekly services, on Thursday and Sunday, operating until 05 October 2014, and are expected to appeal to both business and leisure travellers.

Edinburgh – Oslo:

- Started today, Thursday 10 April

- Twice weekly service, Thursday & Sunday

- Flight time: 1hr, 40 mins

- Prices start from £87 one-way or from £158 return, including all taxes and charges

Edinburgh – Stavanger:

- Starts Thursday 24 April

- Twice weekly service, Thursday & Sunday

- Flight time 1hr, 25mins

- Prices start form £87 one-way or from £158 return, including all taxes and charges

Hans Dyhrfort, SAS’ Regional General Manager Western Europe, commented, "We are pleased to offer new summer services direct to both Oslo and Stavanger and provide direct flights to Norway, the fjords and Scandinavia".

"We expect the new routes to appeal to both leisure and business travellers, with the flights well timed for long weekend breaks to Oslo, famed for its vibrant bar and café culture, world class

museums and lively nightlife, situated between Norway’s stunning fjords and forest. For the business traveller, we offer the convenience of direct flights to Oslo and Stavanger, as well as the option to connect with onward flights to many other Scandinavian destinations".

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, said "We’re delighted to welcome the first of two routes to Norway launching this month. Norway is an important tourism and business link for Scotland and we’re pleased to be working with SAS in developing our good relationship".

"These services to Oslo and Stavanger will give Scots the chance to visit this beautiful country and allow Norwegian passengers the opportunity to experience all that Edinburgh and Scotland have to offer in 2014".