Norwegian to expand at Göteborg Landvetter Airport – will reopen direct route to Barcelona
2023-03-16, kl. 09:07
Norwegian Air Shuttle is expanding its offering at Göteborg Landvetter Airport and will now reopen its popular direct route to Barcelona, with three weekly departures starting June 22.
The route – which will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, initially as a summer route with a possible extension depending on demand – is a welcome addition at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. It will meet demand from both Swedish holidaymakers and travellers who want to visit family, friends and relatives. Norwegian last flew the route, which is served today by Vueling, in March 2020.
“Norwegian’s return to the Gothenburg–Barcelona route is both welcome and much needed. Barcelona is a popular destination from our airport and the perfect destination for travellers who want to combine a city break with sun and swimming. The route is also an important addition for the region and the many travellers who fly each year from Spain to Gothenburg to visit family and friends,” says Anna Strömwall, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
“There is great interest in travelling to Barcelona so we are pleased to be able to offer direct flights to Barcelona from Gothenburg. Barcelona is a fantastic city with a great deal to discover, and there is also a wide range of cultural events and restaurants available,” says Magnus Maursund, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian.
With its multi-faceted city life, Barcelona is a popular destination for Swedes and offers everything from history and art to football and a vibrant nightlife. This year is also the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, which is being commemorated through the worldwide initiative Celebración Picasso, with Barcelona hosting a number of different cultural events and exhibitions.
Norwegian will launch its Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) – Barcelona Airport–El Prat (BCN) route on June 22.
Tickets are now on sale at norwegian.com. For more information about current traffic at Göteborg Landvetter Airport: www.swedavia.se/landvetter
Norwegian wants to be a leader in developing more sustainable aviation, and its goal is to reduce emissions 45 per cent by 2030, which is in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5⁰ Celsius. Along with adding sustainable aviation fuel to its fuel blend, the carrier has a modern, fuel-efficient fleet of aircraft and is phasing in new, even more fuel-efficient aircraft with lower emissions as a result. Pilots use advanced weather data for more efficient routes and in order to further reduce fuel consumption. Norwegian is also cutting the use of plastic on board and this year will eliminate all non-recyclable plastic and recycle 100% of all single-use plastic on board its Nordic routes.
Swedavia’s work for net zero aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s climate transition work and its pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year. Swedavia offers all travellers flying from one of its airports the option of buying sustainable aviation fuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.
For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or email@example.com.