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New routes and extra flights for Sweden

SAS plans increased air traffic from Stockholm Arlanda and Gothenburg for winter 2018-19.

SAS says it will launch a new route this winter connecting Stockholm Arlanda to Oulu. It also plans to increase the number of departures to some destinations in Europe and double the number of departures per week to Miami.

From Gothenburg Landvetter, meanwhile, SAS will start operating a direct route to Berlin four times weekly, starting from October 28.

Part of a range of changes that the airline is planning across the Nordic region, the new direct service from Arlanda to Oulu – the fourth largest city in Finland and a hub for nature, culture, business and technology – will start on November 5.

SAS also says it will increase its departures from Stockholm to both Alicante and Lisbon during the winter season as well as fly to Tromsø in Norway up to five times a week while also increasing the number of departures to Turku in Finland.

Meeting demand
Elizabeth Axtelius, aviation business director at Swedavia, commented that the airport operator was “very pleased that SAS continues to invest in our two largest airports in Sweden with new routes as well as expanded service. This really meets the demand from both our business and leisure travellers.”

Rickard Gustafson, president and chief executive at SAS, added that it was because the routes and products the airline offered are being so well received that “enables us to boost our winter program by continuing to operate routes and increase the number of departures” and “establish additional new routes”.

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