Ryanair and Wizz Air expand Swedish operations

The low cost carriers are expected to introduce further services to their winter schedules

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is set to begin operating flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport from this winter when it plans to open its new base.

New routes to around 25 European destinations are expected to launch at the end of October. The airline is also set to launch its first domestic service in Sweden – from Arlanda to Gothenburg and Malmo.

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Services from Goteborg Landvetter, operated by Ryanair, are currently expanding to include destinations such as Riga and Billund, as well as Kaunas in Lithuania.

Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost carrier, is to expand its presence in Sweden with the addition of a new service between Malmo and Sarajevo.

“It’s rewarding that both Ryanair and Wizz air continue to expand in Sweden,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, director of aviation business at Swedavia. “That Ryanair choose to add more destinations to the large number of routes it is opening this autumn at both Stockholm Arlanda and Goteborg Landvetter, and that Wizz Air choose to launch another new route so shortly after it started operations to Banja Luca shows a clear demand for travel and is really a sign of the Swedish market’s strong position.”

Swedavia’s airports served more than one million passengers last month, passing the million mark for the first time since February 2020. Arlanda saw passenger figures rise by 180% compared to July last year, while Goteborg and Malmo recorded increases of 255% and 190%, respectively.