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SAS to enhance connectivity from Stockholm Arlanda – will launch direct route to Agadir, Morocco

2023-05-10, kl. 11:24

SAS is expanding at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and will enhance connectivity with a new direct route to Agadir, Morocco. The route was previously unserved and will be operated once a week, on Saturdays, beginning November 4 this year.

For the first time since the spring of 2019, it will now be possible to fly in scheduled service with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) non-stop from Stockholm Arlanda to the coastal city of Agadir. Located near the foot of the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, the city offers long white sandy beaches and a comfortable winter climate, making it a popular destination with Europeans. The first departure is planned for November 4 this year, and the route will be served once a week, on Saturdays, during the winter season using the fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo, with seating for up to 180 passengers. The route is a very welcome addition to Arlanda’s existing range of routes and enhances the connectivity of people living in the Nordic region to the African continent.

“We see great potential for scheduled service to Agadir. There is growing demand from both holidaymakers and travellers flying to visit friends and family. SAS’s investment in Agadir, in other words, is a welcome addition that boosts the offering at the airport as well as connectivity to the region”, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.

"We are excited to see the world traveling again and it’s with great pleasure we can offer new destinations this coming winter. Adding beautiful Agadir to our network means we will fly to Africa again for the first time in decades”, says Erik Westman, EVP & CCO, Network and Revenue management, SAS.

Throughout the winter season, starting November 4 this year, SAS will offer direct service between Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) and Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA).

Tickets will go sale at www.sas.com. For more information about current traffic at Stockholm Arlanda Airport: swedavia.se/arlanda.

Passengers who fly with SAS can buy tickets that include 50 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which is a biofuel. Compared to fossil fuels, SAF dramatically reduces climate-damaging CO₂ emissions. The Stockholm−Agadir route will be flown by an Airbus 320neo, with about a 20 per cent saving in fuel efficiency and emissions.

Swedavia’s work for fossil-free 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 (SAF) 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 passengers flying from one of Swedavia’s airports the option to purchase SAF for all or part of their journey via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.

For advice and information about situations that may affect your travel, and what applies at your destination, stay up to date by checking the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs' travel information website.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 00 00 or press@swedavia.se.