Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to welcome new LCC routes

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Sweden’s Gothenburg Landvetter Airport will extend its low-cost route network and connectivity after Laudamotion and Ryanair added new services for this year.

Laudamotion which starts its first route from Gothenburg to Stuttgart next month, has now added Vienna and will start the twice-weekly link from 27 October utilising an Airbus A320.

Airport operator Swedavia said each year about 25,000 people fly from Gothenburg to Vienna and about one third of them fly direct. During the last three years the number of passengers between the two cities has doubled and the spread of Swedish and Austrian travellers is even.

Today, Austrian Airlines is operating a non-stop service between Gothenburg and Vienna in the summer. In addition, Laudamotion is meeting the demand for additional capacity and will be operating their direct route in the winter period.

“Our routes work because we have the right offer for price-sensitive customers. In particular, with our new City Shuttle routes, I’m sure to increase the traffic with our new non-stop service to and from Vienna,” said Laudamotion managing director, Andreas Gruber.

Meanwhile, Ryanair has announced new connections from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport for its 2019 winter scheudle as it will now also serve Gdansk (Poland) three time a week and Katowice (Poland( twice weekly – from late October, bringing te number of routes Ryanair flies to in Europe to 19 European destinations from the Swedish gateway.

Swedavia said air traffic from Gothenburg Landvetter to Poland has doubled in the past two years and has been quite evenly divided between Polish passengers visiting Sweden and Swedish passengers visiting Poland. Ryanair already flies to Warsaw and Krakow from Gothenburg.