Ryanair is making the move from Stockholm’s Skavsta airport to the main hub at Arlanda.
The ultra low cost carrier will move its entire Stockholm base operation to Arlanda airport, which is closer to the city, from the distant Skavsta (also known as Nyköping) from the Winter 2021 season which starts in October.
In doing so, Ryanair will operate 21 routes from the airport, which includes 12 new routes introduced with the switch. The airline will base two Boeing 737-800s at Arlanda, and will cease all flights from Skavsta.
The routes include a mix of business destinations, as well as summer and winter seasonal routes. The list includes:
- Banja Luka
- Brussels Charleroi
- London Stansted
- Milan Bergamo
- Warsaw Modlin
This is a big blow for Skavsta airport, which has now has only one other passenger airline. Wizz Air flies to 16 destinations from the airport. Ryanair will continue to operate out of Skavsta until the end of the Summer 2021 season in October.
It is a big coup for Arlanda Airport, which has suffered a major drop in flights like many other airports. The loss of a lot of the Norwegian Air network has also affected the airport, and Ryanair will be looking to step into ground lost by that carrier.
“It is with great joy that we welcome Ryanair to Arlanda and Ryanair’s continued expansion in the Swedish market. Their large number of destinations is an important addition and complement to the existing range of destinations available at our airports. At the same time, access is improved both within Sweden and outside the country, and this is especially true for the important visiting relatives and friends travel segment. Access will be important in the restart after the pandemic, and more direct routes are important for regional growth and for the tourism industry all across Sweden. We have had a good partnership for many years with Ryanair that we now look forward to developing in the years to come,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, Director of Market & Commercial Development at Swedavia.
This marks yet another mainstream airport for Ryanair, which traditionally flew out of smaller, out-of-town airports but in recent years has founds its way into airports like Brussels, Frankfurt, Barcelona and Madrid.