The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair recently announced its return to Malmö Airport after being absent for a time.
The airline will resume service to the Polish city of Krakow in early June and launch domestic service to Stockholm Arlanda this autumn.
Another direct route will be launched in the autumn, this time to Ryanair’s recently opened based in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
The Hungarian low cost carrier Wizz Air, which currently flies to four countries in the Balkans from Malmö, is also adding a destination.
In time for summer, the airline is offering a good weekend product to Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia-Herzegovina after the capital, Sarajevo.
Wizz Air also currently serves Tuzla twice weekly.
“It is very gratifying that both Ryanair and Wizz Air see opportunities in Southern Sweden and the Greater Copenhagen region and have chosen to expand at Malmö Airport, especially after a period that has been extremely difficult for the whole industry,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia Airports.
“The entire Balkan region is a popular destination from Malmö, and these destinations are an important addition and complement to our existing range of flights, for tourists in general but especially for the important visiting friends and relatives travel segment.
“Access will be important in the restart after the pandemic, and more direct air links are crucial to regional growth and to the tourism industry all across Sweden.”
“We are cautiously optimistic since the vaccination roll-out, the pandemic and travel restrictions are critical to the recovery both in Sweden and around the world. We hope the situation will allow this and that our passengers are ready to travel again this summer,” concludes Elizabeth Axtelius.