Norwegian will reopen its base at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport

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Competition from low-cost airlines in the Swedish capital is intensifying, as Norwegian will compete with Ryanair and Eurowings for market share at Arlanda Airport.

Norwegian has announced the reopening of its base at Arlanda International Airport this summer. Norwegian low-cost airline plans to fly to 54 destinations at the Arlanda base, of which only seven will be without direct competition.

In preparation for the opening of the base, Norwegian has begun recruiting approximately 270 cabin crew members who will be relocated to the Arlanda base starting in April.

The Norwegian base will be the fourth to open at Stockholm Airport from the autumn of 2021 until now. Finnair and Ryanair have already allocated planes to the Stockholm base, while Eurowings will open a base in March 2022.

During the summer 2022 season, data provided by OAG Schedules Analyzer shows that there will be 3,3 million low-cost seats in Arlanda, compared to 3 million in the summer of 2019. There will also be an increase in the network of full-service airlines. from 7,4 to 7,7 million seats for the same period.

Of Norwegian's 54 destinations, the carrier will compete directly with 37 of them. However, Norwegian is set to be the only operator from Arlanda-Stockholm on routes to Bastia (BIA), Budapest (BUD), Catania (CTA), London Gatwick (LGW), Sarajevo (SJJ), Santorini (JTR) and Tel Aviv (TLV).

Overall, Norwegian will offer 1,74 million Arlanda seats this summer, compared to 2,56 million in the summer of 2019, when it served 70 destinations in the Swedish capital.

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