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Ryanair to launch its 37th new European route from Stockholm Arlanda – will add direct service to Kiev

2021-12-22, kl. 08:21

Ryanair continues to strengthen its presence in the Swedish market and will launch another European route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport for the summer season. The air link to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev will be the 37th new direct route launched by Ryanair from its new base at Arlanda since it opened in the autumn.

Ryanair continues its expansion in Sweden and at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and will add another European route in time for spring travel to the Ukrainian capital and the country’s largest airport, Boryspil International Airport. Ryanair has now launched a total of 37 new European routes, five of which are domestic.

Air traffic between Stockholm and Kiev had trended positively in recent years before the pandemic. Nearly 60 per cent of passengers were from Ukraine and 37 per cent were from Sweden. The largest group of passengers were leisure travellers flying as tourists, but more than one third of passengers travelled to visited family and friends.

Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. The city is located in the north of the country and straddles the river Dnieper, which flows all the way to the Black Sea.

Kiev is a site with many historical monuments and buildings of interest, with golden domes and shining spires dominating the cityscape. At the same time, the leafy city is described as a mixture of old traditions and modern capitalism, featuring busy boulevards, shopping centres, innumerable churches, fantastic music and a vibrant nightlife. According to many people, one must-visit site if you are in Kiev is Chernobyl, which is a two-hour bus ride away.

Starting March 29, 2022, Ryanair will fly Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Kiev Boryspil International Airport (KBP) twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Tickets are now on sale. Ryanair will be the second operator on this route, with SAS already providing service. For more information about current traffic at Stockholm Arlanda Airport: swedavia.com/arlanda.

The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair Holdings plc is the largest airport group in Europe today and includes the subsidiaries Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air and Ryanair. The company has some 80 bases with connecting flights to about 250 destinations in 40 countries and a fleet of 460 aircraft along with another 210 Boeing 737s on order. Ryanair has high sustainability targets and plans to operate 12.5 per cent of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. More information about the airline: ryanair.com.

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.

Swedavia complies with the authorities’ advice and recommendations on Covid-19. In addition, we comply with international aviation industry regulations. For information about the measures Swedavia has introduced for safe travel, see for example: www.swedavia.com/arlanda/before-your-journey.

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