Ryanair continues its heavy investment in Arlanda and will launch two more routes
2023-02-10, kl. 06:00
Ryanair continues to invest heavily in the Swedish market and Stockholm Arlanda Airport and is adding a new aircraft for its expanded service. Six new routes have been launched since October 30, 2022, and Ryanair has now announced two new destinations in its summer schedule. The new route to Dublin will launch on March 26 while the new route to Porto will launch on June 4.
Ryanair continues to invest heavily in the Swedish market and develop its operations at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Two more routes and a new aircraft are now being added, while existing routes will have expanded timetables for the summer season. That means eight new routes will have been launched since October 2022, with Ryanair now operating a total of 45 routes and 320 flights a week to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
“It is really gratifying that, a little over one year since it set up operations at Arlanda, Ryanair continues to strengthen its presence in the Swedish market and at Sweden’s biggest airport. The new destinations are welcome additions to the existing range of European air links on offer. They will be appreciated by our passengers this summer, no matter whether they want to fly to meet relatives and friends, seek out city experiences or sea and sun, or travel on business,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, Chief Commercial Officer at Swedavia.
With its new investment, Ryanair will have a total of five aircraft stationed at Arlanda. Of the eight new routes in 2022–23, service is already available to Birmingham, Malta, Pisa, Turin, Tuzla and Valencia, while two new routes will debut in the spring and summer:
- Arlanda - Dublin will start March 26
- Arlanda - Porto will start June 4
“Ryanair is pleased to present our new summer 2023 timetable for Stockholm Arlanda with eight new routes, which will give Stockholm passengers even more options for their summer holiday at competitive prices. The summer 2023 timetable is our biggest ever, and will entail the addition of a new aircraft at Ryanair’s Arlanda base, along with a total 150 active pilots crew members, and increased connectivity to and from the Stockholm region,” says Annika Ledeboer, Country Manager Nordics & DACH region at Ryanair.
Ten of the carrier’s existing routes will also operate more frequently during the summer period. These higher-frequency routes include the destinations Krakow, Milan, Thessaloniki and Vienna as well as some domestic destinations. Ryanair’s summer 2023 programme entails a 6 per cent expansion in service compared to summer 2022.
The investment in a new aircraft will mean 30 more jobs for pilots and cabin crew at Ryainair’s base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. In addition to the 45 flight routes that will serve Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Ryanair has 22 flight routes in traffic at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, two at Malmö Airport, one at Luleå Airport and one at Visby Airport, a total of 71 routes via Swedavia's airports.
The Irish low cost carrier Ryanair Holdings is the largest airline group in Europe today and includes the subsidiaries Buzz, Lauda and Malta Air along with Ryanair. The company has some 80 bases with connections to about 250 destinations in 40 countries and more than 2,500 flights a day. The company has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe, with an average age of less than 9 years. By investing in “green aircraft,” among other measures, the company wants to reach its target of 60 g of carbon dioxide emissions per passenger-kilometre by 2030. The company also aims to fly using 12.5 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. More information is available at corporate.ryanair.com.
Buy sustainable aviation fuel for your flight
Swedavia wants to help passengers reduce their own carbon footprint from travel and contribute to the transition to fossil-free air travel, so the company is working in partnership with the Fly Green Fund. All passengers who fly from one of Swedavia’s airports can easily purchase sustainable aviation fuel for all or part of their travel via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.
Swedavia’s work for net zero aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious climate 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 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.