x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 November 2017

Emirates adds new Stockholm flights

Additional Stockholm flights to meet the growing demand for travel on the route, particularly during the winter season

The Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden. Rosemary Behan / The National
The Gamla Stan in Stockholm, Sweden. Rosemary Behan / The National

Emirates will introduce three additional flights per week to the Swedish capital Stockholm from December 8, 2017.

The new scheduled flights will be added to meet the growing demand for travel on the route, particularly during the winter season. Since launching its current daily scheduled service in September 2013, Emirates has continued to grow demand for both inbound and outbound travel. The introduction of the three additional flights on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday is in response to the increased demand.

The new Emirates flight EK155 will depart Dubai at 15.00, arriving in Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 18.45. The return flight EK156 will depart ARN at 21.10 arriving at Dubai International Airport at 06.30 the following day.

The timing of the three additional flights provides easier connections between Stockholm and a number of popular East Asian and African destinations. Travellers can now seamlessly connect, with a short transit through Emirates’ Dubai hub, with popular destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Manila in the Philippines and Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. Passengers can now also connect to Emirates’ direct flight to Auckland in New Zealand with travel times to Indian Ocean destinations including Mauritius, the Maldives (Male) and the Seychelles (Mahé) also benefiting from the improved flight connectivity.

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The timing of the new flights also makes Dubai itself an even more favourable option for a long weekend or short break, the early morning arrival time allowing travellers from Sweden the whole day to kick start a holiday or short break in the UAE.

Operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, the new flights, like the current scheduled daily flight, will offer eight Private Suites in First Class, featuring automated sliding doors for privacy and personal mini-bar; 42 lie-flat seats in Business and 310 seats in Economy.

Passengers travelling in First and Business Class also enjoy Premium Lounge access at Stockholm Arlanda airport as well as Emirates’ complimentary Chauffeur drive service providing transport to and from the airport within a 60km radius.