Laudamotion will start a new route between Stuttgart and Gothenburg from 1 April 2019 with two weekly departures utilising its Airbus fleet.
The service will be the first operated to Sweden by the Austrian low-cost carrier, which is 75 per cent owned by Ryanair.
Swedavia, the operator of Gothenburg Airport, said there is strong demand for the new direct route, and the number of annual passengers who departed Gothenburg with stopover before landing at their final destination of Stuttgart has grown from 2,000 in 2010 to 16,000 in 2017.
Germany is the third most visited country by the western Swedes and Stuttgart becomes Gothenburg’s sixth German destination, together with Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.
Laudamotion chief executive officer, Andreas Gruber said: “Laudamotion is committed to growth and for this reason, we are very pleased that we will significantly increase our offering for the summer of 2019. With the release of the new summer connections, we offer a perfect combination of holiday- and city break destinations.”