Passenger volume at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is growing steadily, especially for people flying to and from Asia. In the last 12-month period, passenger volume between Asia and Stockholm Arlanda was up almost ten per cent. More intercontinental routes create increased access for Swedes travelling abroad and for tourists coming to Sweden.
To meet this growing demand, Qatar Airways will now expand its service to Stockholm in February, from daily departures to ten departures a week. Passengers travelling via the new airport in Doha, Hamad International Airport, will have better connections to popular Asian destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore and the Maldives.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer even more options and greater flexibility to passengers who want to travel to and from Scandinavia. The new flights being added to our daily service mean that Qatar Airways gives many markets in our global network the potential to explore both tourism and business opportunities in Scandinavia,” says Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways.
“Developing existing routes is just as important, if not more, than attracting new direct air links. So it is really great that Qatar Airways can now increase the frequency of service from Stockholm Arlanda to Doha. More options to easily reach new long-haul destinations improves access and bolsters our vision to be the leading airport in Scandinavia,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
“The fact that we are offering additional flights from Stockholm is clearly a reflection of the popularity of Scandinavian routes. Since we launched this service seven years ago, we have shown that we want to invest in the Scandinavian market. We have continually improved our timetable on routes and recently also introduced our new Boeing 787 Dreamliner here,” says Christian Deresjö, Country Manager Scandinavia at Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways has grown rapidly in its 17 years of operations and is one of only seven carriers in the world to receive five out of a possible five stars in the trade association Skytrax’s ranking. Today the airline flies to 145 business and leisure destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America.
Timetable Qatar Airways:
Daily, with a Boeing 787
Stockholm Arlanda–Doha: 9.20 a.m.–5.05 p.m.
Doha–Stockholm Arlanda: 2.40 a.m.–7.05 a.m.
February 2–March 28: Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, with an Airbus 330
Stockholm Arlanda–Doha: 9.10 p.m.–5.10 a.m. the next day
Doha–Stockholm Arlanda: 1.25 p.m.–5.50 p.m.
Starting March 30: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with an Airbus 330
Stockholm Arlanda–Doha: 10.25 p.m.–5.10 a.m. the following day
Doha–Stockholm Arlanda: 1.25 p.m.–6:50 p.m.