EasyJet to fly to Norway for first time

LONDON Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:47am GMT

Aircraft technicians examine the engine of an EasyJet plane which suffered an engine failure six minutes into a flight to London Gatwick at Malta International Airport, outside Valletta, January 21, 2013. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Aircraft technicians examine the engine of an EasyJet plane which suffered an engine failure six minutes into a flight to London Gatwick at Malta International Airport, outside Valletta, January 21, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - EasyJet will fly between Britain and Norway for the first time from May, the budget airline said on Monday.

EasyJet, which debuted in the FTSE100 index of Britain's leading shares earlier this month, said Norway would be its 33rd country of operation.

The airline will operate daily flights between London Gatwick and Bergen in Norway's western fjords region and said it expects to carry more than 100,000 passengers on the route annually.

(Reporting by Rosalba O'Brien; editing by Kate Holton)

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