For ten weeks starting in January 2018, Swedes taking a ski holiday will be able to fly non stop with Blue Air to Turin from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It will be smooth travel for passengers going to Italian ski resorts such as Cervinia, Champoluc and Sestriere as well as the French resorts of Serre Chevalier and La Grave. As the main city in the Piedmont region, Turin in northern Italy is also an exciting destination for anyone interested in the region’s food and beverages.
The carrier Blue Air will now make it easier for all travellers on a ski holiday to fly non-stop to a destination with easy connections to Alpine resorts. Turin is the second destination that Blue Air offers from Stockholm Arlanda, after having launched direct service to Bucharest last year.
“We are pleased that Blue Air is expanding at Stockholm Arlanda and investing in service for Swedish skiers this winter. Demand for direct routes to Italy remains strong, which is also reflected in the growth in demand outpacing supply as soon as new routes are launched. Over the past five years, air traffic to Italy, a popular country, has increased by a full 50 per cent,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Aviation Business Director at Swedavia.
Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air, said: “Blue Air enjoyed a very successful first year at Stockholm Arlanda and we are delighted to announce our first service from Turin. This addition will offer Swedish passengers and winter sports enthusiasts a gateway to the famous Alpine ski resorts in the Province of Turin, which consist of over 600 km of slopes. We have built a strong reputation as a leader in the Piedmont Region with our high standards in terms of safety, security, punctuality and constant improvement. Lastly, this achievement is also an important step in strengthening our brand within the Nordic block.”
Departures with Blue Air from Stockholm Arlanda to Turin will be on Saturdays during the period January 20 to March 24, 2018.
Blue Air is a European airline operating more than 100 destinations in Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey. Since 2014, the number of passengers has more than doubled to 3,6 million in 2016, and Blue Air has a fleet of 29 Boeing 737 with another 20 aircraft on order.
Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – inSweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of our business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of almost 5.5 billion Swedish kronor and some 2,500 employees.