Debut for new direct route between Stockholm and Berlin
Today, March 1, easyJet launched its new direct route between Stockholm and Berlin. Stockholm Arlanda's passengers are now offered two daily departures to the German capital.
"We found the flight when we were surfing online. Easyjet is a good, cheap option," says passenger Ida Lundqvist.
She is in Terminal 2 at Stockholm Arlanda with her family, husband Christoffer and children Sten, 11, and Ebba, 9. They are about to board easyJet's maiden flight to Berlin-Tegel International Airport. It is the first time the family have flown with easyJet, and Ida describes how they fell for the airline's low prices and convenient departure times.
Children Sten and Ebba are eager to take off since a visit to the Tropical Island adventure swimming pool complex is on the agenda.
"We are going to go swimming for two days and then return home."
Berlin has increased in popularity as a destination in recent years, and now the European carrier easyJet is satisfying passenger wishes by offering a new year-round air link between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Berlin-Tegel International Airport.
"It is very gratifying that easyJet continues to invest in Stockholm Arlanda. Good connections between Sweden and Germany are important since we see continuous traffic growth between the two countries. With our strong economy, maintaining a link is crucial for both tourists and business travellers in both directions," says Elizabeth Axtelius, director of aviation business at Swedavia.
The new route will be easyJet's ninth from Sweden and will be served 14 times a week with an Airbus A320. It is part of the airline's major investment in 15 international destinations as well as four new domestic routes in Germany.