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Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
“We are pleased that SAS is now starting up a scheduled direct service to Eilat, since it has been ten years since travellers could fly there non-stop from Sweden. The trend of increased leisure travel continues, preferably to fairly close destinations,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.
The popular destination of Eilat, which is located on the Red Sea on the southern coast of Israel, offers everything from white sandy beaches and coral reef diving to desert life, spectacular hotels and a vibrant nightlife.
“We are happy about SAS’s decision to now fly non-stop from Stockholm to Eilat,” says Mr. Yariv Levin, Israeli Ministry of Turism. “It has long been our goal to introduce direct routes to Israel, which is also being realised with great success, since many airlines now fly here, with record passenger numbers. We welcome Swedish tourists who are returning to Eilat and who choose an attractive, unique destination like this. For instance, experiencing the desert during the winter season is a unique experience”.
Stockholm Arlanda – Eilat: departure on Saturdays 1.00p, arriving 5.50p
Eilat – Stockholm Arlanda: departure on Saturdays 6.40p, arriving 11.45p
Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports acrossSweden. Swedavia also ownsGöteborg City Airport and is a minority owner in the company that operates the airport. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – inSweden, 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 almost 5.5 billion Swedish kronor and some 2,500 employees.