SAS to launch new direct route to Seville from Stockholm Arlanda
On February 29, 2020, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will start flying non-stop once a week to Seville from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It will be SAS’s sixth destination in the popular country of Spain, to which more than 2.2 million passengers fly each year from Stockholm Arlanda. SAS is the only airline that offers non-stop service on this route.
SAS’s new seasonal route to the new destination Seville will start up just in time for spring and the busy season. The city’s popular Easter celebrations are the best known and have the most visitors in all of Spain, while in April the Seville April Fair gets under way. Seville is the capital of Andalusia and Spain’s fourth largest city. The white beaches of Cadiz and Huelva are just one hour away, and many holidaymakers visit the city to cycle or play golf year-round.
“We are really pleased that we can offer our passengers another new direct route to Spain, a popular country, and this time to Seville, in which we see growing interest. Spain is the largest international market from Stockholm Arlanda, with passenger volume up almost 70 per cent over the past five years,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Aviation Business Director at Swedavia.
“We are pleased to be able to offer another route to Spain, which is a valued, popular place to visit. Seville is a destination with a fascinating history and provides new opportunities for our passengers to discover Andalusia,” said Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President Commercial at SAS.
The new route will operate during the period February 29–May 16, 2020, using an A320 neo with seating for 180 passengers. So far this year, SAS has launched seven new routes from Swedavia’s airports.
Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports shall have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to bio fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.
SAS’s goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 25 per cent by 2030. This will primarily be achieved through a modernisation of the fleet and an increased percentage of biofuels. As part of SAS’s work to transform the industry in the face of climate change, the airline has also chosen to carbon-offset all youth tickets as well as tickets for which a EuroBonus number is provided when booked.