Emirates is to launch flights to Stockholm from September 4 this year.
The Dubai-based carrier will operate daily flights using a three-class B777-300ER aircraft, configured for 304 economy seats, 42 in business class and eight in first class.
Flights are timed to allow connections in Dubai onto and from Far East destinations, with EK157 departing Dubai at 0715 and landing into Stockholm at 1200, and the return leg EK158 leaving Sweden at 1355 and landing back into Dubai at 2225.
The new route adds to Emirates’ existing Scandinavian service to Copenhagen, which launched in 2011.
The carrier will be the only airline offering direct, scheduled services between Dubai and Sweden – Qatar Airways currently operates a daily service between Doha and Stockholm. According to the Official Airline Guide (oag.com), Norwegian was operating a seasonal three times-weekly service between Stockholm and Dubai, although this ended on April 4.
Earlier this week Emirates announced plans to launch its first transatlantic route from Europe since it served New York via Hamburg, with a daily service between Milan and New York launching on October 1 (see online news April 8).
For more information visit emirates.com.
Report by Mark Caswell