Norwegian announced (04-Dec-2009) plans to launch new routes from Bergen to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Barcelona, Rome, Chania-Crete and Antalya in Turkey in Mar-2010, as well as increase services to London, Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia - see Route Changes Table for more information. The carrier stated the move would help it target tourism in Western Norway and the business market from Bergen.
Norwegian to boost its presence in western Norway - six new direct routes from Bergen
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