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New airline unites northern Scandinavia

2014-11-25, kl. 17:05

On January 12, a new carrier – Arctic Airlink – will be launched, linking together the northern regions of Sweden, Finland and Norway. The three university towns of Luleå, Tromsö and Uleåborg will now have direct contact with one another.

Arctic Airlink will operate five days a week. This enables people to commute for the day from Luleå, with a number of flights available. The timetable has been set so that it will be possible to catch a connecting flight from Stockholm Arlanda, Umeå or Pajala, or fly to Tromsö and on to Oslo, Hammerfest, Kirkenes, Bodö, Svalbard, Murmansk and Archangel. From Uleåborg it will be possible to fly on to Helsinki.

“We welcome this new airline, which will link these three Nordic countries. The region continues its strong growth in business and especially tourism. Well-functioning connections are an essential requirement for continued growth,” says Ann-Christin Viklund, airport director at Luleå Airport.

Nextjet will operate the Arctic Airlink flights.

“It feels great and exciting to be involved in flying a brand new route. In fact, it is the first time in Nextjet’s history that we are flying a completely new route,” says Magnus Ivarsson, chief executive of Nextjet. “The fact that this is a three-way partnership that local businesses took the initiative on make it unique. With this effort, which will run for five years, I am totally convinced that these regions will have the best possible conditions for continued growth.”  

The type of aircraft to be flown is a Saab 340 with seating for 33 passengers.

Tickets went on sale today, and tickets can be booked at www.arcticairlink.se or your local travel agency.