Swedish regional airline Skyways continues expanding with new routes
- Skyways, the Swedish regional carrier that recently announced the acquisition of Gothenburg-based City Airline, has further expanded its network in the last week. On 26 April, the airline launched two routes out of Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT), one international and one domestic; Riga (RIX), the capital of Latvia, and Sundsvall (SDL) in the north of Sweden. Both routes are initially served with Saab 2000 aircraft, but these will soon be replaced with 48-seat ERJ145s operated by Dniproavia. Both routes also have the same frequencies – 11 times weekly; twice-daily on weekdays and once on Sundays. Notably, the 615-kilometre route to Sundsvall is operated in competition with soon-to-be merged partner City Airline, which operates with the same frequency. The Riga route is taken over from airBaltic, which up until now has served the airport pair, but keeps the route in its network thanks to a new code-share partnership between Skyways and the Latvian carrier. On 2 May, Skyways also continued its expansion of international services from regional Swedish airports. Following the recent launch of flights from Jönköping to Berlin Tegel (TXL), the German capital is now linked with Kristianstad (KID) in Scania, Sweden’s southernmost region. Flights now operate the 375-kilometre route three times weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with 50-seat Fokker 50 aircraft.
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