Eurowings to invest further in Sweden and launch operations at Malmö Airport with a new direct route to the Balkans this summer
The German low cost carrier Eurowings sees opportunities in the Swedish market and is expanding its range of destinations on offer from the Öresund region and Malmö with a new connection to the capital of Kosovo and the country’s biggest city, Pristina.
Eurowings, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, already serves Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter, and is now starting up operations at Malmö Airport as well. A number of international routes are back for the summer, and the number of direct routes and passengers is gradually on the rise at Malmö Airport. The number of passengers flying to Kosovo shows great growth in recent months, and the airline is expanding its offering of flights to the Balkan region, launching service to Pristina over the summer.
There are a large number of residents in southern Sweden and Skåne (Scania) in particular with relations in the Balkans, and people from Kosovo represent the third largest ethnic group with roots in south-eastern Europe in the Malmö region.
Kosovo, with its central location in the Balkans, is considered to be a fantastic place for curious travellers to take a holiday and a leading destination for backpackers. A beautiful mountain landscape and historic cities with captivating architecture define the country, which has an important coffee culture and has developed its own niche as a coffee producer.
“We welcome Eurowings and are pleased that they see more opportunities in Sweden and have chosen to invest in Malmö and the Greater Copenhagen area. The whole Balkan region is a popular destination both for holiday-makers and for friends and family visiting from Malmö. Having more direct routes is important for growth in this region, and access will be important with the restart after the pandemic all across Sweden,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.
“The pace of vaccinations and travel restrictions are crucial to the recovery in Sweden and in the rest of the world, and we look forward to the situation when our passengers are able to travel again,” Elizabeth Axtelius concludes.
Beginning June 28 and through mid-September, Eurowings will serve the Malmö Airport (MMX) – Priština International Airport (PRN) route twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, with an A320 aircraft model. There is already one other operator on this route.
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/malmo/before-your-journey.
For many years, Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work. All ten of the company’s airports shall have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.
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