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Transavia France to expand at Stockholm Arlanda with new direct route to Paris

The French low-cost carrier Transavia France is growing at Stockholm Arlanda and is expanding its range of destinations to France from the Swedish market, this time with service to the country’s capital, Paris.

On June 11, the low-cost carrier Transavia France, which is part of the Air France-KLM Group, inaugurated non-stop service from Stockholm Arlanda to Montpellier. Now the airline is expanding its range of routes on offer, launching a direct route to Transavia’s main base, Paris-Orly Airport, with service starting October 21.

Paris-Orly Airport is located just south of Paris, less than 20 km from the city centre. The new route will complement the existing range of services available from Stockholm Arlanda to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and make the French capital even more easily accessible.

Paris is by far one of the most popular destinations for Swedes, and traffic saw stable growth for a number of years before the pandemic. The majority of passengers were tourists who stopped in Paris, but a significant percentage transferred and continued on to other places. Some 30,000 Swedes living abroad reside in the city and its surroundings. A large share of passengers between the two cities are international travellers who do not live in Sweden. Stockholm is also a popular destination for tourists, and in 2019 the French were the sixth largest nationality visiting the city as measured in international commercial guest-nights.

As the world now gradually opens up, many people have a strong desire to travel and a number of airlines have resumed service at Swedavia airports.

“It is gratifying that now when the spread of the coronavirus is slowing as the vaccine rollout continues, we are seeing the beginning of a recovery for the aviation industry. That Transavia France after operating scarcely one month at Stockholm Arlanda, has chosen to invest further in the Swedish market and is increasing its range of flights available during what continue to be difficult times for the entire industry, is a sign of increased demand and a clear indication of Stockholm’s strong position,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director of Aviation Business at Swedavia.

“The EU’s digital Covid certificate is an initiative that will make it easier for travelers in Europe as more countries join and thus contribute to the travel restrictions being lifted in a coordinated way. We welcome all solutions that make it easier for safe travel between countries now that the number of travelers is increasing and more people want to travel again,” concludes Elizabeth Axtelius.

“After Montpellier this summer, we are delighted to open this new route from Stockholm to France. This new service will allow travelers to enjoy their vacations in Paris during winter while at the same time benefit from a quality low-cost offer. We look forward to welcoming our Swedish clients, who are eager to travel again to the French capital," said Nicolas Hénin, Chief Commercial Officer of Transavia France.

On October 21, Transavia France will launch service on the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Paris Orly Airport (ORY) route. The timetable offers good opportunities for weekend trips with three weekly departures on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with a Boeing 737–800 aircraft type. Tickets are now on sale.

Transavia France has operated at Stockholm Arlanda Airport since June 2021. For more information about current traffic at Stockholm Arlanda: www.swedavia.com/arlanda.

Transavia France was founded in 2007 and is the Air France-KLM Group’s low-cost carrier. The airline opened a base in Montpellier in 2020 and already has bases in Paris-Orly, Nantes and Lyon. Transavia had a fleet of 40 Boeing 737–800s in 2020 and offers service to more than 100 destinations from France, mostly to coastal cities on the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere in Europe. More information about the airline: www.transavia.com.

Swedavia complies with the authorities’ advice and recommendations on Covid-19. In addition, we comply with international aviation industry regulations. For information about the measures Swedavia has introduced for safe travel, see for example: www.swedavia.com/arlanda/before-your-journey.

Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work for many years. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at press@swedavia.se.

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