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Rhodes (photo: Visit Greece)

SAS to fly from Stockholm to Rhodes

The airline will launch a fifth route to Greece this summer season, building on its leisure destinations.

For this summer, SAS says it will fly from Stockholm to a fifth destination in Greece, to the island of Rhodes.

The airline is already flying direct from Stockholm to Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania in Crete and Mykonos. Now it will fly to Rhodes on Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 23 until August 4.

On Wednesdays the flights will depart Arlanda early, at 07:40, landing at Rhodes at 12:30. The aircraft then departs Rhodes for Arlanda at 13:25, landing at 16:25.

On Saturdays the flights leave Stockholm later, at 16:00, landing at 20:50. The return flight departs Rhodes at 21:50 to be back at Arlanda at 00:50.

Varied appeal
Located in the far south of the Aegean, Rhodes “offers natural beauty with its mountainous and green landscape, citrus groves and olive trees,” the airport operator Swedavia says.

Or as SAS itself puts it, the island boasts “beautiful beaches, hiking trails and the city of Rhodes with a medieval city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site”.

“We continue to adapt our destinations to the wishes of our travellers and see that more and more people want to travel with us at leisure, especially in the summer,” says Anders Wahlström, the airline’s head of sales for Sweden and Finland.

“This year we also expand in Greece, now with Rhodes as the fifth destination from Stockholm, and also in Portugal, Italy, Spain and Croatia with new or more routes in the summer to include Lisbon, Palma, Verona, Malaga and also Beirut via Copenhagen.”

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