Swedes wanting a winter getaway will have a new low-cost option from later this year as budget carrier Ryanair expands its service to and from Sweden. Two aircraft will serve 21 European destinations from a new base at Stockholm Arlanda, the country’s busiest airport.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has previously flown from Skavsta, which is more than an hour south of Stockholm by bus. Arlanda is just 18 minutes from Stockholm by express train and offers far more connections.
Despite the move to Arlanda, Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson told SVT the airline will continue to operate some routes from Skavsta. He highlighted destinations such as Milan and London where Ryanair operates from multiple airports, but said they will review costs. “It shows our great optimism for the future,” he said.