New direct flight to connect Gothenburg to New York
TT/David Landes · 13 Nov 2008, 08:17
Published: 13 Nov 2008 08:17 GMT+01:00
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“The big advantage for passengers is avoiding the detour of having a stop somewhere in Europe,” said Delta’s Debbie Egerton to the Göteborgs-Posten newspaper.
“Both business travelers and those who fly for leisure have asked for this sort of route.”
“When Landvetter was opened in 1977, SAS had direct flights from there to the United States for a few years,” said airport spokesperson Annika Hilmersson to the TT news agency.
But since then, only cargo flights have flown from direct from Gothenburg to New York.
Delta noted that there are 150 Swedish companies in New York and 900 American companies in Sweden.
“We expect that a lot of people are going to fly on this route,” Egerton told Göteborgs-Posten.
Following its recent merger with Northwest Airlines, Delta is now considered the world’s largest airline.
The first Delta flight from New York is expected to land in Gothenburg on June 12th.