Celebrating NextJet reinstating services from Norrköping in Sweden to SAS’ hub in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen were Päivi Johansson, Opposition Leader, Norrköping Municipality; Lars Stjernkvist, Norrköping Municipal Commissioner; Brian Liddle, Commercial Director, NextJet; Mari Torstensson MD, Norrköping Airport; and Rita Eklund, Chairman, Norrköping Airport.
- The Swedish regional carrier NextJet on 10 September launched an international route previously operated by now bankrupt Cimber Sterling and Skyways. From Norrköping (NRK) in eastern Sweden, the airline now flies 16 times a week to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen (CPH). The 400-kilometre route to the Scandinavian hub airport, where NextJet partners with SAS, is operated with Saab 340 aircraft. Notably, NextJet already operates between Copenhagen and Linköping, merely 45 kilometres from Norrköping, and expects the two routes to complement each other. After the route was left unserved for almost four months, the first two flights took off full. Mari Torstensson, Norrköping Airport’s Managing Director, commented: “We have not experienced such a long interruption in air traffic between Norrköping and Copenhagen since the route was opened in 1964. It is therefore very joyous for us and the local industry that NextJet relaunches the route.”