Qatar Airways will launch direct five-times weekly flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, starting 12 December, making it the airline’s second Swedish gateway after Stockholm. Five weekly flights to Gothenburg will be served with a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, is set to grow by almost a third by the end of 2035. It is an important industrial and business centre, with the largest port in the Nordic countries.
Gothenburg also offers scenic natural attractions for visitors to enjoy, from lakes and cliffs to fishing villages. Its Bohuslän islands, stretching up the west coast, have been named ‘one of the ten great wilderness areas left in the world‘ and are renowned as a kayaking destination. Visitors can also visit Gothenburg’s “Universeum,” which offers a rainforest, a huge aquarium and a variety of exotic animals and plants all under one roof.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, his excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of direct services to Gothenburg, our second gateway into Sweden. Gothenburg is a charming city with much to offer both business and leisure travellers.
“This new direct route demonstrates our commitment to expanding our presence in the Nordic countries, a highly important market for us, and to further connecting these destinations on our global network. We look forward to introducing travellers from around the world to this beautiful city.”
“The largest economy in Scandinavia… and the strongest in Europe”
Jonas Abrahamsson, chief executive officer at Swedavia, said: “Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia, and at the moment it is also the strongest in Europe. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community and attract capital and knowledge to the region.
“This direct route is the result of successful cooperation where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the western Swedish market. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.”