Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the further expansion of its UK network, with the launch of a new seasonal route from Glasgow to the Swedish capital of Stockholm.
From 13 April 2007 the airline will operate twice-weekly service from Glasgow airport to the Swedish capital. Flights depart Glasgow Monday and Friday mornings allowing great connections for business trips or weekend leisure breaks.
Flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-600, with 112 seats. One-way fares start from £49.00 including taxes.
|Glasgow (GLA) – Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN):|
|Monday, Friday || |
|Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Glasgow (GLA)|
|Monday, Friday || |
SAS will offer passengers Economy Flex and Economy fares, with flexible one-way tickets which are combinable across all classes. SAS passengers can tailor their travel to suit their individual needs, be that Economy on the outbound leg and Economy Flex on the return, giving the business traveller greater flexibility and ensuring that travel needs fit around their business and not the other way around.
Business links between Scotland and Scandinavia continue to grow and Scandinavian Airlines provides great options for business travellers. Economy Flex is a new way of travelling for business passengers, providing separate cabin and check-in facilities, and fully flexible fares with no restrictions, plus an extra opportunity to earn frequent flyer points.
Lars-Ove Filipson, General Manager United Kingdom & Ireland, Scandinavian Airlines said: “We are excited about offering one of the few direct services from Scotland to Sweden taking passengers to the heart of Stockholm. Our new service from Glasgow allows families and friends to escape for short breaks or weekends or longer stays, and also provides a welcome direct service for business travelers to the two capitals.”
Glasgow Airport managing director Alan Barr said: “We welcome the launch of this new connection to Stockholm and we are particularly pleased to welcome SAS to Glasgow, an airline with an outstanding international reputation. This is an important addition to the growing network of international routes served from Glasgow. Not only will it provide leisure break opportunities to one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, we hope it will also encourage Swedes to visit Glasgow, boosting our own tourism industry.”
Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “We are delighted that SAS are to commence flights from Stockholm to Glasgow International, which will result in around £2.8 million of local economic benefit for the metropolitan area.
“Glasgow represents a ‘good value’ destination for Scandinavian visitors and as such, we expect to welcome approximately 8,000 Swedes per annum on the new route attracted by the city’s retail offering, cultural heritage and of course, its close proximity to some of the best golf courses in the world!”
Councillor Jackie Green, Economic Development spokesperson for Renfrewshire Council said: "We are delighted to be involved with Glasgow Airport in securing this new route to Stockholm. Renfrewshire Council has been working with partners across Europe to attract new routes and we look forward to the economic benefits which this new route to Scandinavia will bring to our area.”