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Ryanair to start flying from Arlanda this autumn

Starting this autumn, Ryanair will fly from Stockholm’s main airport to 21 European destinations.

Ryanair to start flying from Arlanda this autumn
Ryanair currently flies from Skavsta Airport, south of Stockholm. Photo: Pontus Stenberg/TT

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has previously flown from Skavsta Airport, which is located approximately 80 minutes south of Stockholm by bus.

But now it will open routes from Arlanda Airport (approximately 47 minutes from Stockholm’s city centre by bus, or 18 minutes by the pricier express train) for the first time.

A Ryanair spokesperson spoke of “optimism for the future” as he announced the plans at a press conference on Thursday, saying that the airline would initially have two aircraft servicing Arlanda, and that it hoped to increase its fleet in the future.

Ryanair said that it would continue to operate from Skavsta despite the new Arlanda routes.

These are the new routes:

From Stockholm Arlanda: Departing flights per week

Gothenburg: 14

Malmö: 10

Aalborg: 3

Alicante: 2

Baden-Baden: 2

Banja Luka: 2

Bologna: 2

Charleroi: 4

Gdansk: 7

Kaunas: 2

Krakow: 7

Liverpool: 2

London Stansted: 7

Malaga: 3

Milan Bergamo: 3

Niš: 2

Riga: 5

Tallinn: 3

Thessaloniki: 2

Warsaw Modlin: 5

Vienna: 2

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What can SAS passengers do if their flight is affected by pilots’ strike?

Scandinavian airline SAS has issued advice to passengers likely to be affected if the company does not come to an agreement with its pilots to divert a strike scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

What can SAS passengers do if their flight is affected by pilots’ strike?

Passengers can rebook equivalent flights for free and are advised to check whether their flight will be affected, SAS said.

A deadline for resolution of an ongoing conflict between the two sides has been set for Tuesday night. If no agreement is reached, SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will begin striking on Wednesday.

In a statement, SAS said that several services and thereby many passengers will be affected by the strike.

But it also stated that some services would still operate on Wednesday if the strike goes ahead.

“SAS is taking precautionary measures to support customers whose flights will be impacted by a potential strike,” SAS said.

“Due to peak season, the availability of equivalent flights will be highly limited. Therefore, SAS is taking precautionary measures to enable customers to plan alternatives to their scheduled flight,” it said.

“SAS offers passengers booked on SAS flights between June 27th [and] July 3rd 2022  the option of rebooking the ticket, free of charge. Passengers can rebook to a SAS flight on another date, within the next 360 days, to the same destination if the same service class as the original ticket is available,” it said.

To see if their flight is likely to be affected, passengers are advised to check the status of their flight on the SAS website. Rebookings can be made via the “My Bookings” section.

Passengers who booked their ticket via a travel agent or tour operator should contact them directly, SAS said.

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Rebooking may take longer than usual, especially for passengers contacting the airline over the phone.

“The potential strike is causing a high pressure on SAS’ customer service and the waiting time is longer than usual,” SAS said.

“Customers will continuously receive information and updates via SMS, email and on our website. To be able to support customers impacted by a potential strike, SAS is strengthening customer service and call-centres for rebooking where possible,” it said.

The strike, involving around 1,000 SAS pilots, is scheduled to begin on June 29th after the collective bargaining agreement by which the pilots’ salary and working terms are determined expired in April. Pilots are currently working under the terms of the expired deal.

The creation of two SAS subsidiaries, SAS Connect and SAS Link, is reported to be a point of contention in negotiations over a new collective agreement.

Pilots’ unions in all three Scandinavian countries will take part in the strike, should mediation not achieve a result.

READ ALSO: SAS pilots’ strike scheduled to begin on June 29th

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