Ryanair and Wizz Air expand presence at Malmo Airport

Both airlines plan on introducing new connections to the Balkan region, beginning in June

Low-cost carriers, Ryanair and Wizz Air have revealed plans to expand operations at Sweden’s Malmo Airport, with the addition of new destinations to the Balkans.

The Irish airline announced it will be resuming services at the Swedish hub after a long absence, beginning with a new route to the Polish city of Krakow next month.

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Additionally, flights to Stockholm/Arlanda and Croatia’s capital, Zagreb are expected to be added in autumn.

The Hungarian carrier currently flies to four destinations in the Balkans from Malmo and will also be expanding its presence at the hub, with a new service to Banja Luka in Bosnia-Herzegovina - these flights are expected to begin on June 25, operating twice weekly.

“The entire Balkan region is a popular destination from Malmo, and these [locations] are an important addition and complement to our existing range of flights, for tourists in general but especially for the important visiting friends and relatives travel segment,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, director of aviation business at Swedavia Airports. 

“We are cautiously optimistic since the vaccination roll-out, the pandemic and travel restrictions are critical to the recovery both in Sweden and around the world. We hope the situation will allow this and that our passengers are ready to travel again this summer,” she concluded.