SAS to introduce non-stop service to London this winter from Luleå Airport
Starting December 9, 2022, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will offer non-stop service between Luleå and London. Direct flights to and from Heathrow will operate weekly on Monday and Friday until March 13, 2023.
Luleå Airport, together with the Swedish Lapland Visitors Board and Luleå Business Region, has worked for many years to establish a direct air link to Great Britain. During the 2021-22 winter season, it looked like this would become a reality, but due to the pandemic and increased spread of Covid, the route was cancelled.
Heathrow Airport is a major international hub, connecting the region to many other countries. The air link is important for access to the region for international visitors, but also for Swedes travelling abroad and business travellers.
The route will be served by an Airbus A320neo aircraft type, which produces 15 per cent fewer emissions compared to older models of similar aircraft. Passengers who fly with SAS can voluntarily choose to purchase biofuel and thus help to reduce climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 80 per cent. As part of SAS’s work to achieve net-zero operations, the airline has also chosen to carbon-offset all flight tickets for which a EuroBonus number is given when booked. Tickets are on sale.