easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced a new route from Copenhagen to Åre Östersund, Sweden whichwill commence on 16 December 2017 and is expected to be especially popular with skiers and snowboarders.
The new route will be easyJet’s second service to Östersund alongside London Gatwick to Östersund which launched in December 2016. When it launches it will be the 12th destination available from Copenhagen.
The winter only service will operate once per week on Saturday on an A319 aircraft. easyJet expects to carry over 4,000 passengers in its first Winter of operation with fares starting from DKK220.50.
Javier Gandara, easyJet Country Director, said:
“Åre Östersund, which is located in Sweden’s Jämtland province, is a great skiing destination and we are sure it will prove a popular service for both skiers and snowboarders from Copenhagen looking to explore the region.
“High profile sporting events such as the winter Olympics coupled with the ever increasing quality of ski resorts across Europe are helping to inspire first time skiers and contributing to the rise in popularity we are seeing amongst our customers for ski breaks.”
“The Åre Ostersund area is also famous for both its location to nearby nature as well as winter activities such as dog sleds and snowmobile safaris which make it a fantastic family destination. We are sure that our travellers from Copenhagen will find the range of winter activities on offer very appealing.
Karin Gydemo Grahnlöf, Project Director Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism board said: “Last winters direct flight from London to Åre Östersund Airport proved a great success and we are incredibly pleased to see that easyJet are now adding this service between Copenhagen and Swedens’ top alpine ski resorts - Åre and Vemdalen. This means that both Danish and British holiday makers get easy access to our fabulous region; nature, outdoor activities and delicious foods. Danes are frequent travellers to Sweden and love the winter and skiing we offer and we are looking forward to welcoming those traveling from Copenhagen on this new flight.”
Östersund, on the shores of Lake Storsjön, brings the outdoors and city life together in one destination. Östersund is also known as “the Winter City”, because it caters for just about any activity on snow or ice.
Located only an hour from Åre Östersund airport is the cosy and trendy ski resort Åre, the alpine heart of Scandinavia, offering the best downhill skiing available in northern Europe. This is a skiing holiday with a difference where you can experience a unique mountain village atmosphere, the ultimate combination of skiing and entertainment and the effortlessly cool Swedish lifestyle. Although skiing is the most popular winter activity in the region it’s plenty of other activities including cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobile safaris, dog sledding, ice fishing, horse riding, ice climbing and paragliding.
The area around Östersund has numerous skiing resorts for all levels. Another popular ski resort among the swedes is Vemdalen. Situated an hour and a half south of Östersund, Vemdalen offers some of the most varied skiing in Sweden. Coupled with wide slopes and their friendly environment Vemdalen is the ideal ski resort for beginners and families.
*One-way, including taxes and based on two people one the same booking.
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Jämtland Härjedalen Tourism (JHT) is an economic association founded in 1995. It is the professional business platform for the development of the tourism industry in Jämtland Härjedalen. JHT represents the region’s tourism industry in national and international contexts. JHT is owned by and cooperates with the county’s destinations and tourist companies, representatives of the public sector and stakeholder organisations. The association board is made up of representatives of the county’s tourism industry and representatives of the municipalities and the Regional Association, Region Jämtland Härjedalen.