Swedes fly long-haul for winter sun
TT/The Local · 20 Dec 2007, 08:43
Published: 20 Dec 2007 08:43 GMT+01:00
Figures from state airport operator LFV show the number of air passengers to destinations outside Europe has risen 50 percent since last year, according to Sveriges Radio.
Some 200,000 Swedes flew to destinations outside Europe last month, a rise of 50 percent compared to November 2006.
Charter airlines account for half the rise, with Thailand, China and Malaysia the fastest-rising destinations.
Travel company Fritidsresor says it has sold 15 percent more holidays this winter than last winter. Apollo increased sales by 30 percent, Solresor has seen an increase of 67 percent.