British Airways’ Gothenburg to Manchester
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport celebrated the reinstated route to Manchester with a cake cut by Sun-Air’s CEO and owner Niels Sundberg – who also was captain on the first flight – and his daughter, cabin crew Susanne Sundberg. Completing the crew were first officer Martin Nordestgaard Sørensen, all of whom were welcomed by Gothenburg Landvetter’s new airport director Charlotte Ljunggren.
- British Airways’ Danish regional franchisee Sun-Air of Scandinavia took over a route left vacant after the demise of the Swedish regional carrier Skyways and its Gothenburg (GOT) based operations previously under the name City Airline. BA’s existing service from Aarhus in Denmark to Sweden’s second-largest city now continues 11 times weekly to Manchester (MAN) in the UK. Flights are operated with 32-seat Do328 aircraft. Sun-Air’s Commercial Director Kristian Tvergaard commented: “As a direct consequence of demand from both British and Swedish business people for a direct connection between Manchester and Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg, we have decided to take over this route. We believe that the route has a lot of potential as there are several British-owned companies in the Gothenburg area, and the UK is one of the region’s top ten trading partners. Furthermore we have more than 20 years of experience flying to both Manchester and Gothenburg, and therefore we have great knowledge of both markets.” British Airways also serves Gothenburg Landvetter Airport from London Heathrow.