Bmi regional will fly daily from Sunday to Friday from Newcastle to the Norwegian city, which is both a major business destination due to the proximity of North Sea oil fields as well as a touristic base with a charming old town.
Jochen Schnadt, chief commercial officer said: “We’re excited to have added this route into our network and with it Stavanger as our latest addition to our growing network of key business locations.
“Stavanger has a varied appeal; the city is a hub for the oil and gas industry, as well as being a former Capital of Culture with great gourmet credentials.
“Our new Branded Fares including our new Executive product will be a perfect fit for this new market offering both business and leisure customers the right product and flexibility choice when travelling between Newcastle and Stavanger.”
Leif Anker Lorentzen, airport director of Sola Airport, Stavanger said: “It's always nice to introduce routes that will drive additional business and leisure travellers into the region.
“We work to ensure good and effective international connections, and aim to showcase our region and the endless possibilities it offers.
“We are pleased with the possibilities airlines such as bmi regional provide for Stavanger Airport, this demonstrates a vast focus on the municipality of Rogaland, during challenging times for the industry in this region”
Leon McQuaid, aviation development manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted that bmi regional has launched this new Stavanger service.
"Norway is an important business and trade link for the North East as well as being a popular destination for leisure travellers.
“As well as anticipating further growth in outbound tourism we also expect this service to deliver a significant increase of inbound traffic to the region.”