New flight launched to Norway from Edinburgh Airport

Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Norway People can visit Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in Norway

A new service of flights between Edinburgh and Stavanger has begun operation, it has been announced.

The SAS airline is introducing the new seasonal summer twice weekly service to Stavanger on Thursday and Sundays until 5 October.

With a population of 120,000, Stavanger is Norway's fourth largest city.

Home to two-dozen museums and said to be the largest wooden city in Europe, oil was discovered off shore in 1969, transforming the city's fortunes.

Hans Dyhrfort, SAS's regional general manager for western Europe, said: "We are pleased to offer Edinburgh's first scheduled service direct to Stavanger and provide direct flights to a great city, the fjords and onward connections to Scandinavia."

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