SAS has unveiled plans to launch direct flights
between Stavanger and Manchester, England on 8 November 2019.
SAS will operate the flights two times per week
on Mondays and Fridays with Boeing 737 aircraft.
SAS has steadily expanded its direct
services to Manchester in line with the increase in demand for
trips to the British Isles and the interest in English football in
particular. Football clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United,
Manchester City and Leeds United have large groups of supporters
in Norway and direct flights to Manchester Airport make it easy to
get to the big football fixtures in the region quickly.
“There is tremendous interest in English
football and now SAS is creating additional opportunities for even
more Norwegians to be able travel to see their favourite teams in
action in the famous stadiums, in a way that is fast and
convenient,” said Torbjørn Wist, financial director at SAS. “We
are the airline with the most flight connections between
Scandinavia and Manchester.”
SAS also flies to Manchester from Oslo and
Bergen, as well as several daily flights between Oslo and London.
SAS has a total of 49 flights a week to Manchester from
Scandinavia in its winter schedule.
“We have been fascinated by Liverpool’s sporting
success and the popular arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjær at
Manchester United and this has obviously inspired many Norwegians
to travel to the matches. We are delighted to be able to respond
to this by introducing so many direct flights with SAS,” said Torbjørn Wist.
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