First London Stansted to Kristiansand flights celebrated

  • Norwegian airline Widerøe is now flying from London Stansted to Kristiansand, Norway
  • Service flies four times a week
  • First week of flights marked with a cake and treats for passengers

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.

We’re delighted to welcome Widerøe to the airport, adding yet another destination to our rapidly growing network providing passengers with even more options when travelling from London Stansted. This makes a beautiful region of Norway more accessible to British travellers as well as providing those arriving from Norway convenient and easy access to London and the East of England.
Mark Souter, Aviation Manager, London Stansted Airport

Widerøe is the latest of a raft of new airlines choosing to launch services from London Stansted this summer. They follow Primera Air’s new low-fare long-haul routes to the US and Canada, Air Corsica’s three new routes and the daily flight to Dubai launched by Emirates.

The service flies from London Stansted to Kjevik Airport in Kristiansand at 20:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and Kristiansand to London Stansted at 17:30 on the same days.