2012-11-09, kl. 09:51
The Boeing Dreamliner 787 was placed in commercial service for the first time in 2011. The fact that the aircraft has been introduced so quickly at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is clear evidence of the airport’s attractiveness and international competitiveness.
“It is really wonderful that Norwegian is starting up long-haul service from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to New York and Bangkok. More carriers and an expanded range of service are good for passengers. The conditions are good for developing non-stop service from Sweden, especially since the Stockholm region is the largest market in Scandinavia,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
Despite its higher cruising speed, the Dreamliner uses 25 per cent less fuel than the far smaller Boeing 737. The Dreamliner also has a 30 per cent lower noise level compared to aircraft with the equivalent capacity.
Facts about the long-haul routes (local times):
Beginning May 31, 2013, with Monday and Friday departures
Beginning June 26, 2013, with Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures
Stockholm Arlanda – New York JFK: 17.05-19.30
New York JFK – Stockholm Arlanda: 21.00-10.45
Beginning June 20, 2013, with Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departures
Stockholm Arlanda – Bangkok: 14.50-06.00
Bangkok – Stockholm Arlanda: 07.30-13.45