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Prizren, Kosovo (photo: Genti Behramaj, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Norwegian expands Nordic routes to Pristina

The low-cost carrier has announced a seasonal route to the Kosovan capital from the last unserved Nordic capital.

Norwegian is to open a direct seasonal route between Stockholm Arlanda and Pristina, capital of Kosovo, starting from April 2, to be served once a week on Tuesdays during the summer.

The route is in addition to summertime flights between Gothenburg and Pristina, which will start earlier in the summer.

The airline also operates a seasonal route from Copenhagen to Pristina – as Germania also did in 2018 until it went bankrupt – as well as full-year routes from Oslo and Helsinki.

“We see increased demand for routes to Eastern Europe, both from the business sector and as holiday destinations, and not least from Swedes originating in Kosovo who want to visit family and friends in the region,” says Swedish airport operator Swedavia’s Elizabeth Axtelius.

Foodie destination
Even though Pristina is “a small town”, Swedavia says, it still has a lot to offer visitors and is renowned for its extensive range of restaurants.

“We are delighted to be able to launch new destinations in Eastern Europe, which is becoming increasingly popular among Swedish travellers,” says Thomas Ramdahl, EVP Commercial at Norwegian.

“The new route to Pristina means that our passengers have an even greater selection to choose from. We look forward to welcoming travellers aboard our modern, comfortable and more environmentally friendly planes.”

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