Flybe Nordic Adds to Stockholm Bromma Network

European low-fare carrier, Flybe Nordic, is to expand its network from Bromma Airport in downtown Stockholm with a new link to the Norwegian capital Oslo.  Having established a presence in the Nordic and Baltic markets through the joint acquisition with Finnair of the former Finnish Commuter Airlines (Finncomm) in August last year, the venture is now further expanding its network into Scandinavia.

The regional carrier will offer up to eleven flights per week between Stockholm and Oslo from May 2, 2012, its third route from Stockholm Bromma, which is becoming a focus airport for the company.  It first launched flights from the facility last year, initially serving just the Estonian capital Tallinn, but last month added a second link to the Danish capital Copenhagen.

With the introduction of the new route, Flybe Nordic will become the largest operator from Stockholm Bromma, a convenient access point into the Swedish capital city, but a facility that had been threatened with closure for many years: it is located just nine kilometres from the city centre and offers much quicker access.

“Today, people’s time is their most valued commodity and that plays a key role in driving travel decisions.  Our goal is to encourage more people to fly to and from their local airports such as Bromma Stockholm, which now offers fast and direct access to important international destinations,” said Mike Rutter, Managing Director of Flybe Nordic’s parent company Flybe Europe.  “Our long term plan is to make Bromma a key regional Flybe base from where we intend to offer an even greater selection of key business and leisure destinations in the coming months.”

There are already more than 120 weekly flights between Stockholm and Oslo offering almost 20 weekly seats in each direction.  The table below shows the current non-stop scheduled services between the two cities with operations currently exclusively operated between Arlanda and Gardermoen airports, the principal international air gateways into the cities.  An estimated 812,000 O&D passengers travelled between Stockholm and Oslo last year with SAS Scandinavian Airlines holding a 55 per cent share of this traffic.

SCHEDULED FLIGHTS BETWEEN STOCKHOLM AND OSLO (non-stop weekly departures)

Origin

Destination

Airline

Aircraft Type

Weekly Flights

Weekly Seats

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN)

Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)

Norwegian

733

1

149

73H

35

5,600

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

734

2

306

736

7

861

738

8

1,432

73G

11

1,441

73H

39

6,240

73W

4

524

M82

8

1,296

TOTAL

 

123

19,145