Stockholm Arlanda Airport will soon start operating two weekly departures to Krabi in Thailand when Norwegian services the route from 31 October this year.
The move comes as a boost to the Swedish gateway as it further grows it long-haul network. Norwegian already flies direct to Bangkok, and Krabi will be operated in the winter until late March 2019.
Swedavia aviation business director, Elizabeth Axtelius said: “We are pleased thatNorwegian continues to expand at Stockholm Arlanda and welcome the new route. Now more Swedes have an opportunity to fly non-stop to their holiday destination, which makes their journey faster and more convenient.
“Thailand is a popular destination for Swedes, and in the past year the number of passengers flying to the country has increased 12 per cent.”
Norwegian chief commercial officer, Thomas Ramdahl added: “There is great interest among Scandinavians in travelling to Thailand, so it is gratifying to be able to offer another direct route there.
“With Krabi, our passengers have even more options and can fly to Bangkok on their journey from Stockholm Arlanda and return from Krabi to combine big city excitement and beach life. We look forward to welcoming more passengers on board.”