) - Oslo (OSL
) from 17th. January 2005
City Star Airlines announces Aberdeen Oslo route Starting January 2005
New carrier on the Aberdeen aviation scene City Star Airlines Ltd has announced the launch of flights between Aberdeen & Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
Atli Amason, chief executive officer of City Star Airlines, says:
"There is a long history of flights between Aberdeen and Norway, but the Oslo market has been poorly served. We intend rectifying that with a twice a day weekday service between the oil capital of the UK - and the capital of Norway"
City Star will offer the opportunity for travellers to do a days work in Oslo and return in the evening, currently nigh on impossible with the connections via transit airports such as Stavanger and Amsterdam. The savings in time and of course expense for the business traveller in avoiding overnight stays, and minimising travelling time will be welcomed by communities at both ends of the route.
The Monday to Friday service is due to start on Monday January 17th, with provisional timetabling as follows: (all times are local)
Depart Aberdeen 0610 Arrive Oslo 0900
Depart Oslo 0920 Arrive Aberdeen 1010
Depart Aberdeen 1710 Arrive Oslo 2000
Depart Oslo 2020 Arrive Aberdeen 2110
Operating a modern Dornier 328-110 aircraft, City Star will provide a high level of service in a 32 seat single cabin, with all (leather) club-style seats either window or aisle.
"The Dornier 328 is the perfect aircraft for-the business traveller, and for this-route. With an operational cruise ceiling of 31,000 feet and speed of 380 mph, City Star makes Oslo reachable in less than two hours. Passengers will be impressed by the low noise levels and big jet feel. Our market research indicates something in the region of 300 companies with representation in both Aberdeen and Oslo; it's our intention to provide those businesses with a quick and convenient way to do business. We expect the Aberdeen business community to welcome this sub two-hour service with open arms."
"We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Andy Flower and his team at Aberdeen Airport for their support, and thank the Scottish Executive for supporting the route through their route development fund."
Andy Flower, managing director of Aberdeen Airport says:
"A direct service to Oslo is a terrific addition to our route network, and we are delighted that City Star Airlines have chosen Aberdeen Airport as their base. We look forward to continuing to support City Star to develop and grow their business in the future"
City Star Airlines Ltd. is an Aberdeen based company with shareholders from both the UK and Iceland. The company is affiliated to Landsflug in Iceland who operate domestic services in that country.
Reservations for the new service open on Monday December 13th , with opening fares from El 98.00 plus taxes/charges and can be made direct by calling City Star on Aberdeen 01224 722610. A web site will soon be available and in the future booking will be possible via travel agents and web sites utilising the Galileo or Amadeus GDS systems.
The aircraft will be available for charter work, with special interest groups, clubs, and other markets targeted. Football in Manchester, stag weekends in Amsterdam, clubbing in Iceland, and many other opportunities are easily within range of the Dornier 328.