SAS to launch direct route to Agadir, Morocco

posted on 10th May 2023 by Eddie Saunders
SAS to launch direct route to Agadir, Morocco

SAS is expanding at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and will enhance connectivity with a new direct route to Agadir, Morocco.

The route was previously unserved and will be operated once a week, on Saturdays, beginning November 4 this year.

For the first time since the spring of 2019, it will now be possible to fly in scheduled service with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) non-stop from Stockholm Arlanda to the coastal city of Agadir.

Located near the foot of the Atlas Mountains in southern Morocco, the city offers long white sandy beaches and a comfortable winter climate, making it a popular destination with Europeans.

The first departure is planned for November 4 this year, and the route will be served once a week, on Saturdays, during the winter season using the fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo, with seating for up to 180 passengers.

The route is a very welcome addition to Arlanda’s existing range of routes and enhances the connectivity of people living in the Nordic region to the African continent.

“We see great potential for scheduled service to Agadir. There is growing demand from both holidaymakers and travellers flying to visit friends and family”, says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.

“SAS’s investment in Agadir, in other words, is a welcome addition that boosts the offering at the airport as well as connectivity to the region.”

“We are excited to see the world traveling again and it’s with great pleasure we can offer new destinations this coming winter”, says Erik Westman, EVP & CCO, Network and Revenue management, SAS.

“Adding beautiful Agadir to our network means we will fly to Africa again for the first time in decades.”

Throughout the winter season, starting November 4 this year, SAS will offer direct service between Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) and Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA).