2013-06-27, kl. 11:02
In conjunction with the start of the winter timetable, Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) will introduce six flights a week to Kiruna from Stockholm Arlanda. Tickets are now on sale, with fares starting at SEK 299.
“Norwegian has expanded considerably in Sweden over the past few years and is continuously phasing in new aircraft, which means we can add new routes each season. In 2008 we offered our Swedish passengers 22 domestic and international routes. Today Swedes can fly with us from different airports in Sweden to more than 75 destinations in Sweden as well as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US. Kiruna will be our sixth domestic destination,” says Norwegian’s head of communications, Åsa Larsson.
Peter Salomonsson, airport director at Kiruna Airport, believes it is important for Kiruna that Norwegian is back.
“It strengthens the region. Kiruna, Gällivare and the surrounding area, known as Malmfälten or the ‘ore fields’, are pretty hot right now. The potential for this region is clear, and that requires transport that functions well,” he notes.
SAS already flies between Stockholm Arlanda and Kiruna.