Norwegian airline Flyr to set up operations in Sweden with new direct route to Oslo from Stockholm Arlanda

2022-02-11, kl. 12:47

The Norwegian start-up low cost carrier Flyr is expanding its network of routes to Sweden and will launch new non-stop service to Oslo from Stockholm. Beginning in early April, the route will initially have four weekly departures from Stockholm Arlanda.

The Norwegian start-up low-cost carrier Flyr is expanding its network of routes to Sweden and will launch new non-stop service to Oslo from Stockholm. Beginning in early April, the route will initially have four weekly departures from Stockholm Arlanda.

Flyr is a new Norwegian low-cost carrier with a focus on serving the Norwegian market with domestic and international flights from its base at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. The airline started up operations in mid-2021 and is now launching its first route to Sweden.

Beginning April 7, Flyr will serve the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Oslo Airport (OSL) route four times a week, and it intends to expand this to seven weekly departures during the summer season. They will operate with a Boeing 737-8, a new generation aircraft that emits up to 14 percent less emissions than previous models.

“It is good news that Flyr is investing in the Swedish market and now launching a route from Oslo to Stockholm. Oslo is an important market for both business travellers and tourists. There is a lot of trade between the two countries, and Norway is one of the largest markets in terms of tourists coming to the Stockholm region. Now with restrictions being lifted and demand sharply on the rise, it bodes well for increased travel between Sweden and Norway, and the expanded range of travel options will be a positive addition,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.

There are a lot of exchanges between Sweden and Norway, which is one of Sweden’s biggest trade partners. Norway is also one of the Stockholm region’s top markets for international visitors. Over 40 per cent of current passengers flying between Stockholm and Oslo are Swedes whose main reason for travel is business. Norwegian travellers constitute almost half of other passengers, and most usually travel as tourists in the Stockholm region.

There is demand for fast links between the two capitals, and the new route will be an addition to the existing offering. In addition to Flyr, three operators serve the route to Oslo from Arlanda at present.

Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability 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 biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s climate transition work and pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.