From this autumn, a new air bridge that will connect Palanga Airport and the city of Bergen in Norway is launched. Flights from Palanga to the second largest Norway’s city will be operated by the airline Norwegian Air Shuttle. Flights will be conducted from October twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
“We are very pleased that such a destination is opened at Palanga Airport. Up till now, residents of our country were able to reach the capital of Norway – Oslo, however, due to increase in demand, we succeeded in finding possibilities to expand also the geography of routes in this country of Scandinavia”, stated Mr. Aurimas Stikliūnas, Head of the Aviation Services Division of Lithuanian Airports.
According to the expert, an interest in the opportunities offered by this destination has been felt not only on part of Lithuanian residents, but also in Norway, where our country has been increasingly more often mentioned as a great place for vacations, tourism or active leisure.
Representatives of associations operating at the Lithuanian seaside claim that about 300 Norwegian capital companies run business in our company, a part of which are situated or are operated namely in Klaipėda Region.
It is foreseen in the “Strategy for the economic development of Klaipėda by 2030” and the partners implementing it place a special focus on Norway. Consistent efforts are put to strengthen cooperation links with this country in the maritime industry by attracting investment projects of the Norwegian capital in the field of production and especially services centres. The promotion of communication between Klaipėda and Norway by the air transport is one of essential directions for the economic development of Klaipėda”, told Mr. Kazys Pupinis, Head of Klaipėda ID business projects.
What are the attractions in Bergen?
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, situated in the south-west of the country. This city is one of the most often-visited tourist attractions in Norway.
In the city, visitors most often visit the historical Bryggen Waterfront (a part of the UNESCO list of heritage) – today this is the main axis of the city centre, whereas previously it was a trading point of Hanseatic merchants.
City guests will find it interesting also to visit the famous fish market where not only the freshest products, but also different souvenirs and craftsman products are offered for sale.
Norway’s biggest aquarium also operates in Bergen. Visitors may not only familiarise themselves with displays of the water world, get to know the sea life, but also to see close snakes, crocodiles, turtles and other exotic animals.
The Old Bergen museum displaying architecture of traditional wooden homes situated under the open sky ignites great interest too. Seekers of cultural objects will take interest in the art museum boasting of the biggest art collection in Scandinavia
Official ticket sales from Palanga to Bergen have already started. Passengers may book seats for this flight on the airline website.
Currently, 8 destinations are operated from Palanga Airport– to Warsaw, Oslo, Minsk, Moscow, London, Copenhagen, and Dortmund.