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Ryanair announces a new base at Stockholm Arlanda

Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.

Ryanair has announced a new base opening in Stockholm Arlanda with two based aircraft, 89 departing flights per week, and 21 new routes to a host of international destinations across Europe from October 2021.

  • 21 new routes to 15 countries including Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and UK.
  • International connections to winter sun destinations such as Alicante, Malaga and Thessaloniki, city breaks to the likes of London, Milan and Vienna and domestic connections to Malmo and Gothenburg.

Top Copyright photo: Ryanair (Sun) (Poland) Boeing 737-800 WL SP-RSB (msn 44832) LIS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946053.


Norwegian today launches Stockholm-Los Angeles Boeing 787 nonstop flights

Norwegian Long Haul‘s (Norwegian Air Shuttle) (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) today launched the first nonstop flight between Stockholm (Arlanda) and Los Angeles in California with twice weekly service. As of April 30, Norwegian will operate three flights a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is the first time that Sweden has a nonstop flight to Los Angeles.

Twice-weekly nonstop Stockholm – Oakland flights will begin on May 3, 2014 and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Currently Norwegian’s other long-haul routes from Stockholm Arlanda operate to New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale/Fort Lauderdale and Bangkok.

Norwegian is currently attempting to transfer the Norwegian Long Haul operations to Norwegian Air International (Dublin). All of the 787s are registered in Ireland.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 EI-LNA (msn 35304) lands at Malaga with Olympic skater Sonja Henie on the tail.

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Fly Olympic starts operations in Sweden

Fly Olympic (Sweden) (Small Planet) A320-200 LY-SPC (13)(Tko) ARN (Fly Olympic)(LR)

Fly Olympic (FlyOlympic.se) (Stockholm-Arlanda) is a new Swedish airline and also an affiliate of AeroPacific AB. The company has leased and painted an Airbus A320-231 LY-SPC (msn 415) from Small Planet Airlines. According to its website, the new airline is operating from Stockholm to Asmara, Baghdad, Erbil, London (Gatwick) Mogadishu, Mykonos, Sulaymaniyah and Thira (Santorini). Flights are also operated from Gothenburg.

According to the company, Fly Olympic also teamed up with Germania to launch operations on November 25, 2013 to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

Copyright Photo: Fly Olympic.

Fly Olympic (Sweden) logo

SAS to reinstate the Stockholm-Hamburg route starting on April 22

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) announced it will launch a new nonstop route between Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport and Hamburg Airport with two return flights every weekday and one return flight on Sundays starting on April 22. Today, over 100,000 passengers fly between Stockholm Arlanda and Hamburg every year. Hamburg is one of Germany’s largest cities. The last time SAS operated this route was 2009, but it is now being reopened in order to meet SAS passengers’ needs for direct routes within Europe.

The route will be operated by a Boeing 737-600 (pictured) with capacity for 120 passengers and a Boeing 717 with capacity for 115 passengers. The flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Germany is a large market for SAS, and the airline has several daily direct departures from Stockholm Arlanda to the three German destinations of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin. In total, SAS operates around 500 flights a week between Scandinavia and Germany.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-683 LN-RPY (msn 28292) waits for runway clearance at Manchester.

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Iran Aseman Airlines starts twice-weekly flights to Stockholm

Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) launched twice-weekly flights between Tehran and Stockholm (Arlanda) on September 1, delayed from the original planned date of May 2.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-311 EP-APA (msn 002) touches down at Arlanda Airport today. The wide body airliner now wears “Sponsor of Iran National Football Team” sub-titles.

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Norwegian continues its long-haul expansion with new Boeing 787 routes

Norwegian Long Haul (Norwegian Air Shuttle) (Oslo) continues its long-range expansion and is launching new routes from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Los Angeles (twice-weekly starting March 2, 2014) and San Francisco (twice-weekly starting on May 3, 2014). Additionally, the carrier will launch nonstop services between Copenhagen and Los Angeles (twice-weekly starting on March 1, 2014) and New York (twice-weekly starting February 28, 2014),  along with Oslo and Los Angeles (weekly starting on June 1, 2014) , Oakland (three flights a week starting on May 28, 2014) and Orlando (MCO) (twice weekly starting on May 29, 2014).

Meanwhile, the company is increasing its capacity between Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Copenhagen, from two to three flights a week. In addition, Norwegian is adding a new direct route to New York (JFK) from Copenhagen.

Norwegian started flying long haul services in May  and now offers six flights a week between Scandinavia and New York (JFK) and five weekly flights between Scandinavia and Bangkok. In November, the company will start flights to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood from Stockholm (Arlanda), Copenhagen and Oslo.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured Boeing 787-8 EI-LNB (msn 35305) was delivered on August 25, 2013 and will soon have a famous person on the tail.

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Norwegian to start long haul 787 operations on August 16

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo) is now targeting August 16 as the date of its first long haul Boeing 787-8 flight. The first Norwegian Long Haul route will now be from Stockholm (Arlanda) to New York (JFK) on August 16 per Airline Route. The airline, as we have reported, has been operating its new 787-8 on short-haul European routes in order for crews to get used to the new type. The new aircraft will also end the lease of HiFly Airbus A330s.

Norwegian is now looking at its routes from the Scandinavian capitals to the United States as its new growth area. The company is also considering a sub-base in either New York or Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood in the future.

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Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner EI-LNA (msn 35304) lands at Malaga. Malaga is one of the European destinations currently being served with the 787 from Oslo.

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Qatar Airways to operate the Boeing 787 to six European cities in October

Qatar Airways (Doha) is planning to operate its new Boeing 787-8s to six European cities for the October 27, 2013 winter schedule according to Airline Route. The Doha 787 European routes for the winter season include Copenhagen, London (Heathrow), Munich, Oslo, Stockholm (Arlanda) and Zurich.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 A7-BCL (msn 38330) climbs away from the runway at Zurich.

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Norwegian becomes the first European airline to offer onboard movie and TV rentals

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) has launched the first airline onboard service that makes it possible for a passenger to rent a wide selection of movies and TV shows on board. The service is available on the 60 aircraft that has the Internet installed.

Norwegian’s Internet service has given the travelers a sea of ​​possibilities: reading and writing email, update Facebook status, read the news and check the weather at the arrival destination. Norwegian passengers can now rent movies and TV shows directly to their e-reader, smart phone or laptop device on Norwegian’s 60 aircraft that are equipped with wireless Internet. Norwegian is the first airline in Europe to offer this service.

The service has been tested on selected flights for several months and the customer response has been very positive.

Facts about the new service:

  • 40 films and 130 TV programs
  • Streamed directly to the passenger’s e-reader, smartphone or laptop
  • Streamed on a separate network on board so it does not affect the Internet speed for other passengers
  • 7 euros for hiring of 1 film
  • 7 euro for free access to all television programs for 24 hours

Passengers can access:

  • Log in to Norwegian’s wireless network board
  • Choose entertainment portal for movies and TV shows
  • Select movies and TV shows
  • Pay with a debit or credit card

Top Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren. Norwegian Air Shuttle’ Boeing 737-8JP WL LN-DYU (msn 39008) (Jorn Utzon) with special “Wireless Internet on Board” titles arrives at Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Norwegian.

Norwegian onboard Internet (Norwegian)(LR)

Norwegian is coming to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

Norwegian.com 787 (02)(Norwegian)(LRW)

Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) (Oslo) this coming winter season will add new long-range service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from both Stockholm (Arlanda) and Copenhagen.

Norwegian will fly twice a week between Stockholm (ARN) and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) on Thursdays and Sundays. Departure from ARN will be at 14:45, arriving at FLL at 19:30 local time. Departure from FLL will be at 21:30, arriving at ARN at 13:00 on the next day. The first flight will start on December 1.

Norwegian will fly twice a week between Copenhagen (CPH) and Fort Lauderdale /Hollywood (FLL) on Mondays and Fridays starting on November 29. Departure from CPH will be at 14:45, arriving at FLL at 19:30 local time.

The new services will be operated with Hifly Airbus A340-300s pending the delivery of the delayed Boeing 787-8s.

Norwegian: AG Slide Show