Eurowings launches two new direct flights between Germany and Swedish Lapland
Eurowings will fly two new seasonal direct flights from Stuttgart to Luleå and Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, for winter 2021/2022.
Eurowings, part of the Lufthansa Group, is expanding its route network in Sweden with the launch of two new routes between Stuttgart and Swedavia’s airports in Luleå and Kiruna for the winter 2021/2022 season. The regular rotations will depart to and from Luleå on Wednesdays and Sundays and Kiruna on Saturdays.
Annika Fredriksson, acting CEO of Swedish Lapland Visitors Board said;
– We at Swedish Lapland Visitors Board, Swedavia and our hospitality partners are delighted that Eurowings is opening these two new routes for the coming winter. It is a pleasure to work in partnership with such a prolific and influential airline. The additional routes and infrastructure from key markets such as Germany are vital for the recovery of our industry after the pandemic. These new direct routes and Eurowings’ confidence in our destination is further confirmation that our tourism product is extremely attractive to international visitors.
Ann-Christin Viklund, airport station manager at Luleå Airport said;
– It’s so pleasing to see the beginning of aviation’s recovery in our region, especially during this time of increased positivity that the vaccine is bringing to all of us. I am also delighted to welcome Eurowings to our airport for the first time. Eurowings’ presence and this brand-new route are important additions to Luleå Airport’s range of partners and destinations and offer travellers who want to visit Swedish Lapland a smooth and safe journey, which will attract more visitors to the region. In addition to leisure visitors, I know the route will be appreciated by the local business community and residents in the region who can fly directly from Luleå to Germany.
Pre-pandemic, German visitors had been visiting Swedish Lapland in their droves with guest nights increasing by 40% between 2013 and 2019, which meant Germany was Swedish Lapland’s second-largest market, bettered only by nearby Norway.
Andreas Fredriksson, airport manager at Kiruna Airport said;
– We welcome Eurowings to Kiruna. It’s fantastic news that they are opening new routes to our region and it’s a really positive step that Eurowings has decided to invest in new opportunities after these tough times. For Kiruna, it’s clear proof of the region’s strong tourism and business offer. Offering our travellers increased accessibility through direct flights is very encouraging for the region and the hospitality industry. More direct routes are important for growth in the region and accessibility will be important in the restart after the pandemic.
The two direct flights provide new opportunities for our hospitality companies and international tour operators to package round trips where the guest can fly in via, for example, Luleå, travel around and experience different parts of the destination and then fly home via Kiruna, or vice versa. With two departures a week from Luleå Airport, additional business opportunities are created as well as increased flexibility for the entry and departure points of itineraries, from which the whole destination can benefit.
Cecilia Petzäll, Travel Trade manager at the Swedish Lapland Visitors Board reports on an exciting and efficient relationship between tourism businesses in Swedish Lapland, German Tour Operators, local airports and airlines like Eurowings who continue to work together to develop a long lasting and sustainable route.
– For many years, we have noticed increasing demand in Germany for our Arctic culture and nature and through successful marketing initiatives linked to our fantastic entrepreneurs’ unique and attractive experiences this trend continues to grow, producing more German visitors to our region than ever before. Now together we can take our collaboration to the next level, Cecilia says.
STR – LLA 06.20 – 09.25 Wednesday and Sunday.
LLA – STR 10.10 – 13.15 Wednesday and Sunday
Wednesday 1 Dec to Sunday 20 March.
STR – KRN 14.50 – 18.10
KRN – STR 18.50 – 22.10
Saturday 4 Dec to Saturday 26 March.
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For more information, interview requests, images or press trips, please contact:
Swedish Lapland Visitors Board
Cecilia Petzäll: +46 (0)70-383 30 30
Swedish Lapland Visitors Board represents the hospitality industry in Sweden’s Arctic destination Swedish Lapland.
Ann-Christin Viklund: +46 (0)70-214 47 69
Luleå Airport is Norrland’s largest airport with a focus on sustainability and high accessibility. Has been fossil-free in its own operations since 2018.
Andreas Fredriksson: +46 (0)10-109 46 01
Notes To Editors
A little about Eurowings new flight routes from Stuttgart (STR)
1 Dec – 20 March Luleå (Wednesdays and Sundays) 2021/2022
4 Dec – 26 March Kiruna (Saturdays) 2021/2022