Aeroflot started a new daily service Moscow from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport utilising a Sukhoi Superjet on Sunday evening (28 October) – the first route the Russian carrier has started at a regional airport in Scandinavia.
Travellers will now have the opportunity to choose between seven departures a week from Gothenburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo, one of the Russian capital’s three airports.
People in western Sweden will now be able to fly to Moscow and then connect on Aeroflot’s growing network, especially to Asia. This will provide a much smoother journey for the approximately 8,000 annual passengers who so far have needed to make a stopover on their way between Gothenburg and Moscow.
Swedavia – the airport’s operator said there are just as many Russians as Swedes today flying between the two cities; and about 60 per cent of them are leisure travellers.
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport airport director, Charlotte Ljunggren said: “With Aeroflot’s addition, in a short period of time we are adding one more important direct route and now to Moscow.
“We are really pleased about the increased interest in our region, which will also help us reach our target of doubling the number of visitor overnight stays by 2030. At the same time, companies in western Sweden will be closer to the Russian market and the potential that this entails.”