Press release -
Three new direct routes from Stockholm Arlanda with Norwegian
Norwegian is expanding at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and will launch three new direct routes to eastern European countries during the spring of 2020. The new destinations are Palanga (Lithuania), Gdansk (Poland) and Tivat (Montenegro).
Norwegian Air Shuttle continues to expand its network of routes and is launching four direct routes from Sweden to eastern Europe in time for the summer 2020 season. Norwegian will start flying from Stockholm Arlanda to Palanga, Lithuania; Gdansk, Poland; and Tivat, Montenegro. In addition to the routes from Stockholm Arlanda, the carrier will start flying to Gdansk from Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
More than 45 per cent of passengers flying to or from Stockholm Arlanda and to or from Gdansk travel for business purposes. Like with passengers flying between Stockholm Arlanda and Lithuania, the second reason is to see family and friends or to visit the destination as a tourist. Both Palanga and Tivat are brand-new destinations. Poland is also growing in importance to the hospitality industry in terms of visitors coming to the Stockholm region. Calculated in commercial overnight stays, in September Poland was the fourteenth largest international market, having grown almost 30 per cent in 2019.
“We welcome the investment Norwegian is making in the Stockholm region by launching additional international routes from Stockholm Arlanda. There is ever growing interest in the eastern Europe market. The new routes will provide better access to nearby destinations and to neighbouring countries in the Baltic region, which is important to both leisure and business travellers. The routes also meet the demand from eastern European travellers who want to visit our growing region. It is gratifying that we can soon offer two more brand-new destinations in Lithuania and Montenegro since the demand for direct routes remains strong,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, director of aviation business at Swedavia.
“We have noticed that there is great interest in discovering eastern Europe and are therefore pleased that we can offer many new routes to exciting destinations for travellers across Scandinavia. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our fuel-efficient aircraft,” says Magnus Maursund, Senior Vice President Commercial Short Haul at Norwegian.
The direct route Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) – Gdansk (GDN) will operate four times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, beginning April 2, 2020. The route will operate two times a week, on Mondays and Fridays, from mid-June to mid-August. Norwegian will be the second carrier to fly this route.
The new route Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) – Palanga (PLQ) will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, beginning March 2, 2020. Norwegian will be the only carrier to offer non-stop service on this route.
The new route Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) – Tivat (TIV) will operate once a week, on Wednesdays, beginning April 1, 2020. Norwegian will be the only carrier to offer non-stop service on this route.
For many years, Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work. All ten of its airports shall have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to bio fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.
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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 – in Sweden, 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 over 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and some 3,100 employees.