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Emirates announces new daily flight to Stockholm

Posted 14 April 2013 · Add Comment

Emirates airline has announced that it will begin operating a daily flight to Stockholm, Sweden, from September 4 this year.

Consistently voted in the world’s top ten places to live and work, Stockholm is famous for offering visitors a vibrant and diverse cityscape. With strong bilateral trade links already in place, trade between the UAE and Sweden reached more than US$ 896 million in 2012, an increase of 4.3% from 2011.

The 4,956 seats per week offered year-round by this new service are expected to further stimulate economic growth with key Swedish trading cities across the Far East and Australasia.

“Following our successful launch into Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011 we have been closely evaluating options for further expansion in Scandinavia,” said Tim Clark, president Emirates Airline. “Sweden, with its stable and growing economy is the perfect location to extend our regional presence.

“This new service will provide the only scheduled direct passenger service between Dubai and Sweden, giving passengers out of Sweden much easier access to our international network, including convenient connections to popular destinations such as Thailand, where we currently operate six flights per day.”

Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, the daily service will offer three cabin classes with eight seats in first class, 42 in business class and 304 in economy.

“Timing new services to connect seamlessly across our network is an integral part of our planning. Having carefully assessed traffic trends we have ensured that passengers from Sweden will be able to reach over 25 destinations across the Far East with minimal transit time in Dubai, something that is incredibly valuable to our customers,” added Clark.

Emirates’ new daily flight to Stockholm will depart Dubai as EK157 at 07.15am and arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at noon the same day. The return flight, EK158, will depart at just before 2pm and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 10.25pm.

In addition to passenger operations, Emirates SkyCargo will offer 19 tonnes of cargo capacity between the two cities. Popular commodities are expected to include: pharmaceuticals, construction equipment, electronics, perishable food items, textiles, leather goods, plants and flowers.

Emirates SkyCargo already successfully operates a thrice-weekly service to Gothenburg in Sweden and the addition of Stockholm is expected to further boost the airline’s cargo operations in the region.

Stockholm is the most populated urban area in Scandinavia with more than 1.4 million residents. 

Emirates’ launch of Stockholm will follow on from the launch of Haneda on June 3. The carrier is also scheduled to launch a daily flight to Clark in the Philippines on October 1.

 

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