Qatar Airways will start flying between Gothenburg and Doha in December, providing export opportunities for companies in western Sweden.
The five times a week flights will be launched on 12 December using a Boeing 787, providing belly hold cargo capacity for exports heading to destinations across Asia and Africa.
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is operated by Swedavia, and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, Jonas Abrahamsson says that Sweden is the largest economy in Scandinavia and is experiencing some of the strongest growth in Europe.
He says: “New direct routes is an important contributing factor as they improve connectivity to markets that are crucial to the Swedish business community, the visiting industry and attract capital and knowledge to the region.
“This direct route is the result of successful cooperation, where we, together with the region, have shown Qatar Airways the potential in the Western Swedish market. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that Swedavia and western Sweden jointly welcome this large Middle East airline to Gothenburg Landvetter.”
West Sweden Chamber of Commerce CEO, Johan Trouve adds: “The establishment of a new direct route to Doha is very good news for colleagues, suppliers and customers as well as for cargo from Gothenburg Landvetter.
“Now it will be far smoother for global companies in western Sweden to get to the Middle East and Asia through the 150 destinations that are reached via Qatar Airways’ network.”