Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017
Over the weekend, SAS launched three new nonstop services from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. There will be weekly departures to Miami, Eilat and Madeira and the inaugural flights were celebrated at Arlanda.
More than one million passengers fly each year between Sweden and the US, with direct traffic up 22 per cent in the past year. With the new non-stop service to Miami, passengers will now be able to choose from eleven different direct routes to seven US destinations from Stockholm Arlanda.
“We are really pleased that SAS continues to expand its offering at Stockholm Arlanda with another intercontinental direct route. Traffic to and from the US has seen fantastic growth, and there has been an average annual increase of ten per cent in the number of Swedes flying to Florida over the past five years. With SAS’s new direct service, passengers can now fly quickly and conveniently to Miami, and more Americans can fly non-stop to Stockholm”, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.
Since 2013, the growth in intercontinental direct connections to and from Stockholm Arlanda has been very strong. With today’s announcement from SAS, a total of 17 routes have been added, which corresponds to growth of almost 70 per cent.
Also, the trend of increased leisure travel continues, preferably to fairly close destinations and two examples are the additional SAS routes that have been inaugurated over the weekend. SAS starts operating a scheduled direct service to Eilat, and it has been ten years since Swedish travellers could fly non-stop to the popular Israeli destination. SAS will also fly to and from the Portuguese island of Madeira. The route is scheduled to be operated with one of SAS’ new Airbus A320neo, with SAS’ new cabin, and 15-18% lower emissions.
Depart Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Sundays at 9.25AM. Arrive Miami International Airport at 2.15PM
Depart Miami International Airport on Sundays at 4.05PM. Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport Monday at 7.35AM
Eilat (October 2017-March 2018)
Stockholm Arlanda – Eilat: departure on Saturdays 1.00p, arrive 5.50p
Eilat – Stockholm Arlanda: departure on Saturdays 6.40p, arrive 11.45p
Madeira (October 2017-April 2018)
Arlanda – Funchal, departing Saturdays. 09:30, arrives 14:05
Funchal – Arlanda, departing Saturdays. 15:05, arrives 21:35
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