Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will start a new direct route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Luxembourg on 4 November.
The direct route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using a Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft type with seating for 90 passengers. SAS will be the only airline that offers non-stop service on this sector.
Last year, more than 20,000 passengers flew from Stockholm Arlanda to Luxembourg, twice the number just five years ago.
So far this year, SAS has launched six new routes from Swedavia’s airports. New additions for this summer include from Stockholm Arlanda to Naples and Beirut, and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport to Faro, Portugal.
“We are very pleased that we can now offer our passengers another direct air link that they have been asking for,” said Karl Sandlund, EVP commercial at SAS.
Swedavia has been carrying out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All of the group’s ten airports will produce zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year 2020.
Swedavia also works actively to promote the transition to bio jet fuel and has the target that five per cent of all fuel used for fuelling aircraft at Swedish airports will be fossil-free by 2025.
SAS’s target is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 25 per cent by 2030. This is being done primarily by modernising the fleet and using an increased share of bio fuel.