Loganair is improving air links to Norway by signing a new interline deal with local carrier Wideroe.

The agreement allows passengers flying with the Scottish airline from Newcastle to Stavanger to connect to Wideroe flights to Oslo Sandefjord-Torp airport, 90 minutes south of the Norwegian capital, and Kristiansand.

Passengers would previously have had to make two separate bookings, with no protection in case of delay.

Loganair already has agreements with British Airways, KLM, Qatar, Emirates, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines and Air France.

Commercial director Kay Ryan said: “We’re extremely pleased to once again enhance our network – our new partnership with Wideroe will be of interest to anyone keen to explore more of Scandinavia and to those working in the marine and energy sectors with business links in Norway.”

Wideroe commercial director Christian Skaug added: We are very pleased to have Loganair as a partner, and to be able to offer even more travel opportunities to both Logainair’s and Wideroe’s customers.

“Through Loganair’s network in UK and our network in Norway, we give our customers more choices and travel options.”