Thursday, August 19, 2010

New flight routes from the UK open up Sweden this autumn and winter

Luleå in Lapland ( is set to become more popular with UK tourists this winter, thanks to the launch of the first ever direct route from the UK. SAS ( is launching a flight from London Heathrow every Saturday from 6 November, and is expected to run the route year-round.

West Sweden and Gothenburg are also becoming even more accessible with the launch of new routes to Sweden’s west coast city this autumn and winter. New flights are being introduced from London, Manchester and Edinburgh through easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair.

easyJet ( will fly twice daily from both London Gatwick and Manchester to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, commencing on 6 September and 10 December respectively.

British Airways ( will start flying from London Heathrow to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport twice daily on 28 November.

Ryanair ( is also going to launch a new flight from Edinburgh to Gothenburg City Airport commencing on 5 November.

With all these additional services, a visit to Sweden’s second largest city is more attainable than ever before. In addition to this, British Airways is extending its network from London City Airport with a new double-daily weekday service from the London Docklands airport to Copenhagen in Denmark, providing a direct air link between the two capital cities. Sweden’s third city, Malmö ( is then just a short distance away over the Øresund Bridge that links the two cities. The new flights will commence on 12 September.

Philippa Sutton – Visit Sweden
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