Qatar Airways launches its first non-stop flight from Doha to Gothenburg, Sweden marking the airline’s second gateway into Sweden, after Oslo. The new service to Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT) is operated by B787 Dreamliner, from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The new service will add to the substantial presence Qatar Airways Cargo already has in the Nordics region, with the carrier currently operating belly-hold flights to and from Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, along with four weekly freighters from Oslo.
The five weekly wide-body belly-hold flights to and from Gothenburg will increase the overall capacity to 1,000 tonnes per week from the Nordic region, the carrier says. Direct flights from Gothenburg will greatly benefit the automotive, pharma, high tech and general industries in Sweden.
Chief executive officer of Swedavia, Jonaas Abrahamsson, says: “Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest economy and one of Europe’s strongest economies. New direct routes are an important contributing factor, as improved market connectivity is crucial for Sweden’s tourism industry, business community, and for attracting investment and know-how to the region.
“We are very pleased that we at Swedavia, together with our regional partners, have been able to present to Qatar Airways the large market potential in the West of Sweden, resulting in the new direct route between Gothenburg and Doha. It is with great pleasure that we welcome this top-of-the-line global airline to Göteborg Landvetter Airport,” he adds.