Gothenburg Landvetter Airport welcomed Air France’s Lyon route with a cake depicting all things French; cheese, wine, bread – and trucks! Cutting the ribbon for the route targeting Volvo/Renault business traffic were Peter Svedberg, Air France-KLM’s Joint Station Manager Gothenburg, and Gothenburg Landvetter Airport’s airport director Charlotte Ljunggren.
Also in Lyon, the new Gothenburg route was celebrated by Alain Favier, Aeroports de Lyon’s Head of Route Development, Regional’s cabin crew, Bertrand Maradeix, Regional’s Business Development Manager, and Stéphane LAFAY, Regional’s Station Manager. The first flight took off full and returned with 48 passengers.
- Air France, through its subsidiary Régional, launched operations between Lyon (LYS) in east-central France and Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg (GOT), on 17 September. The route, which is largely driven by the business links between Gothenburg-based Volvo and its Lyon-based subsidiary Renault Trucks, had been operated by City Airline/Skyways since 2004 until the airline’s demise in May when anna.aero indeed speculated that Régional would take over the route. The French airline now operates six times weekly with 50-seat ERJ145 aircraft. This is Air France’s second route to Gothenburg after its services from Paris CDG.