On Monday 3 April, SAS resumed its regular scheduled flights from Vaasa Airport to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. There are three flights a week from Vaasa to Stockholm during Easter and a total of five weekly flights from week 16 onwards. SAS will then operate the route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Photo: Passengers boarding the first flight to Stockholm.
“We are very happy that the route from Vaasa to Stockholm has been reopened. The connection between these two Nordic cities is an important part of Finavia airports’ growing route network,” says Petri Vuori , Finavia's Senior Vice President, Sales and Route Development.
The long-awaited first flight was celebrated at Vaasa Airport in sunny weather. In addition to Finavia's representatives, the opening was witnessed by Tomas Häyry, Mayor of Vaasa, and Niko Ek, SAS's Head of Sales Europe, among others.
Photo: The first flight was welcomed by representatives of Finavia, SAS, the City of Vaasa, the Vaasa Region Development Company and the Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce.
“Good to be back! SAS has returned to Vaasa after a three-year wait. This is a great day and the welcome has been very warm. The return of the route is truly the result of co-operation. There is a very strong demand for the Vaasa–Stockholm route, and it enables good connections from around the world to Vaasa and from Vaasa to the world,” Niko Ek said in his opening speech.
The Stockholm route provides passengers with a number of smooth connections to Scandinavia and around Europe.
SAS operates the Vaasa–Stockholm connection with its CRJ-900 jet aircraft, which can accommodate 90 passengers. The estimated flight time is 45 minutes.