London Stansted Airport has received a major boost with the announcement that Scandinavian flag carrier, SAS, will begin new flights to Gothenburg later this year.
Scheduled to commence on October 26th, 2015, Scandinavia’s largest airline is returning to London’s third busiest airport after a 14 year absence.
The airline is switching the route from Heathrow to Stansted and will operate 12 weekly flights using a Boeing 737-600 aircraft with capacity for 120 passengers.
It has also announced it is introducing larger aircraft on all its existing routes to London increasing capacity from Scandinavia to London by over 50,000 seats for 2016.
Andrew Harrison, Stansted Airport managing director, said: “I’m delighted to welcome SAS back to Stansted with what will no doubt be a very popular service to and from Gothenburg.
“This is great news and adds even more choice of airline to the already extensive European network on offer at Stansted.
“I’m sure the new service will be very well received within our catchment area, especially by business passengers along the London-Stansted-Cambridge economic corridor as well as those travelling from Sweden wanting quick and easy access to London and the East of England.
“We look forward to working with SAS to develop a long and successful relationship here at Stansted.”