Eurowings to launch non-stop service to Düsseldorf from Kiruna and Luleå in North Sweden
2022-03-10, kl. 13:54
Launching in time for Christmas, Lufthansa Group’s low-cost carrier, Eurowings, will fly non-stop during the winter season from Kiruna and Luleå to its hub in Düsseldorf.
Starting in December 2022, Eurowings will fly non-stop once a week from Kiruna and twice a week from Luleå to Düsseldorf. Since December 2021, the airline has offered direct flights during the winter season to Stuttgart from the two Swedish destinations. Now the airline has chosen to instead provide direct service for the next winter season to and from Düsseldorf, where it has its main hub in Germany.
Flying non-stop to and from Düsseldorf will enable passengers to conveniently use Eurowings’ large network of routes to fly to other destinations in Germany and elsewhere in the world. It also means a larger catchment area and thus more potential passengers since service via Düsseldorf provides access to a densely populated part of Germany and the Dutch market.
In recent years, Germans have been the second largest group of international visitors, after the Norwegians, to Swedish Lapland in terms of the number of guest-nights. Between 2013 and 2019, German guest-nights increased nearly 40 per cent.
The two direct routes provide opportunities for local tourism companies and international tour operators to arrange round-trip travel packages that enable guests to fly via Luleå, for example, and experience different parts of that region and then fly home via Kiruna, or vice versa. With two weekly departures via Luleå Airport, additional business opportunities are created and increased flexibility is possible for people flying to and from the area. The route will also be appreciated by local businesses and residents in the region, who can fly non-stop from Luleå and Kiruna to Germany.
Between December 24, 2022 and March 25, 2023, Eurowings will fly the route Kiruna Airport (KRN) – Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) once a week on Saturdays with an A320 aircraft type. Tickets are now on sale. For more information about current traffic from Kiruna Airport: swedavia.com/kiruna.
Between December 22, 2022 and March 23, 2023, Eurowings will fly the route Luleå Airport (LLA) –Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays using an A320 aircraft type. Tickets are now on sale. For more information about current traffic from Luleå Airport: swedavia.com/lulea.
Eurowings is Lufthansa Group’s low-cost carrier and part of the world’s largest airline group. The airline offers a transfer product, which means you can book connecting flights from other airports it serves and take your baggage along the entire way.
Eurowings works continuously to minimise its impact on the environment and combat climate change. With partners such as myclimate and Compensaid, the carrier works to reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions, and among other measures offers passengers the chance to purchase biofuel for their journey. For tickets and more information about the airline: eurowings.com.
Swedavia’s work for net zero aviation
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 sustainable aviation fuel 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 offers all travellers flying from one of its airports the option of buying biofuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia.
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: swedavia.com/kiruna/before-your-journey or swedavia.com/lulea/before-your-journey.
For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Kiruna Airport or Luleå Airport:
Andreas Fredriksson, airport director, at tel. +46 (0)10-109 46 01
Ann-Christin Viklund, airport director, at tel. +46 (0)70-214 47 69