Qatar Airways will launch a direct five-times weekly flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, on December 12th, making it the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm.
The route will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy.
Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of direct services to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden.
“Gothenburg is a charming city with much to offer both business and leisure travellers. This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Nordic countries, a highly important market for us, and to further connecting these destinations on our global network.
“We look forward to introducing travellers from around the world to this beautiful city.”
Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is set to grow by almost a third by the end of 2035.
It is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries.
Jonas Abrahamsson, chief executive at Swedavia, said: “Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment it is also the strongest in Europe.
“New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community and attract capital and knowledge to the region.
“This direct route is the result of successful cooperation where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the western Swedish market.
“Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.”
Gothenburg also offers many scenic natural attractions for visitors to enjoy, from glistening lakes and granite cliffs, to picturesque fishing villages.
Qatar Airways launched flights to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport in 2007.
The Stockholm-Doha route, which operates 14 flights per week, is also operated by a wide-body Dreamliner 787.