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Connectivity to North America to substantially increase from Stockholm Arlanda Airport during summer 2024 – up to 30 weekly departures

2024-02-22, kl. 06:30

The connectivity between Sweden's largest airport and North America will substantially increase when, starting in mid-April, two new long-haul routes will be added to the existing supply from the airport. Both United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are returning and will operate routes from Stockholm Arlanda to Newark and JFK respectively during the summer season of 2024, making the total number of departures closer 30 per week with up to 5 departures per day, to the North American continent. The additional routes will play a significant role in connecting Stockholm to important hubs in North America, as well as established and emerging markets in central- and South America.

The news that United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are both returning to Stockholm Arlanda Airport are of great interest, not only to those who wants to visit family and friends or explore new places, but more importantly to the thousands of Swedish businesses invested in North America. Being one of Sweden’s most important markets for trade and export, a well-functioning connectivity is most vital to industries and companies alike.

- That both United Airlines and Delta Air Lines chooses to return to Stockholm Arlanda Airport shows a great understanding for Stockholm’s central role as an important hub in the region, both regarding business and cargo as well as for those traveling for leisure, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia och Swedavia. To further facilitate for important goods such as technology and pharmaceuticals to be delivered at shorter times is and a main goal of Swedavia, as well as increase the connectivity for people to meet. The new routes, in addition to the existing ones from Stockholm Arlanda and the upcoming two served by Air Canada, will create an excellent connectivity which I think will benefit the market enormously, says she.

During the summer season of 2024, Stockholm Arlanda Airport will have direct routes to several hubs in North America. Air Canada, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines will operate routes to Toronto, Montreal and New York several times a week starting on April 10th (Delta Air Lines), June 6th (United Airlines) and June 13th (Air Canada) respectively, in addition to the routes already served by SAS (Toronto and New York).

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.

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 refueling 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 organization 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.

The Swedavia Group owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the connectivity Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of Swedavia’s business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. In 2022, the Group had annual revenue of about 4.8 billion Swedish kronor and nearly 2,400 employees.