From the end of October, the LCC will be flying to Berlin Schönefeld as well as to Berlin Tegel.
The low-cost carrier easyJet says it is expanding its operations between Stockholm and Berlin.
Since March, it has offered 14 departures a week to Berlin Tegel from Stockholm Arlanda, but starting from October 28 it will add six more weekly departures – to its more established base at Berlin Schönefeld.
The airline has been at Schönefeld since 2004 but launched operations at Tegel after taking over parts of Air Berlin in January. Now it is in the process of redirecting its Tegel presence back to Schönefeld, according to the newspaper the Guardian.
Meanwhile, despite a vote in the airport’s favour last year, Berlin may decide to shut Tegel permanently when the long-delayed Brandenburg airport opens, provisionally set for 2020.
easyJet began flying to Berlin Tegel from Stockholm Arlanda in March. Now traffic between the two capitals will expand with a further six departures a week to Schönefeld with flights every day of the week except Saturday.
“We are pleased that easyJet continues to invest in Stockholm Arlanda,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, aviation business director at Swedavia.
“Our significant business connections between Germany and Sweden will benefit greatly from the increased air service between the two capitals. This is also beneficial to the tourism industry.”
Thomas Haagensen, easyJet Group’s markets director, added:
“We are pleased to continue to strengthen our network with this new route for the winter flight schedule 2018-2019 from Berlin Schönefeld to Stockholm and we believe this new route will prove a popular addition to our existing network.”