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Norwegian to launch a new, direct route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Skellefteå Airport ahead of winter season 2024

2024-06-27, kl. 08:20

Norwegian continues to expand at Stockholm Arlanda Airport by launching a new direct route to SkellefteƄ Airport, starting on 28 October. SkellefteƄ is a part of the rapidly developing business climate focused on sustainability that is emerging in the northern parts of Sweden, a development which increase the demand for extended connectivity to the region.

For companies and industries focused on the transition into a more sustainable future, northern Sweden is of great interest. As the socioeconomic development continue to increase in the region, so does the demand for infrastructure and accessibility. Skellefteå is expected to undergo a significant development in the coming years, with new business establishing and existing ones expanding, further stressing the importance of a well-established connectivity to the region.

 

- We’re always happy when Norwegian launches new routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, but a new domestic route is of course especially welcome! Strong domestic air travel options are important for people's opportunities to meet throughout the country and to travel further out into the world, both privately and for business, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia. Norwegian has a longstanding presence at Swedavias airports, and I am delighted that they continue to expand by adding new important routes to their vast network.

 

- The development in Skellefteå with many companies investing heavily in the region increases the need for excellent connectivity to the rest of the world. Currently, there is a limited supply of flights to and from Skellefteå and it is therefore pleasing that we can announce today that we will operating a route between Stockholm and Skellefteå, says Norwegian's CEO Geir Karlsen.

 

The new direct route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Skellefteå Airport will operate five days a week; on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting October 28th, 2024.

 

Learn more at Norwegian

 

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

 

About Norwegian

Norwegian is one of the Nordic countries' largest airlines and one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines with approximately 4,500 employees. The company offers an extensive route network between the Nordic countries and destinations in Europe. Since the company was founded in 2002, over 300 million passengers have flown with Norwegian. The ambition has always been to offer cheap plane tickets and increased freedom of choice during the trip.

Norwegian wants to be a driving force in aviation's green transition. The goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030. To get there, the company renews the aircraft fleet, promotes renewable aviation fuels, reduces and recycles waste, and uses weather and wind data for more efficient flights that reduce fuel consumption. Norwegian wants to be the most sustainable choice for passengers.

 

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.

 

Swedavia is a group that owns, operates and develops 10 airports throughout Sweden. Our role is to create the connectivity that Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Satisfied and safe travelers are the foundation of Swedavia's business. Swedavia is a world leader in the development of airports with the least possible climate impact. Since 2020, Swedavia's own airport operations have been fossil-free at all ten airports. The group's turnover in 2023 was approximately SEK 5.9  billion and approximately 2,600 employees.