Germania starts Stockholm to Beirut route

Germania starts Stockholm to Beirut route-1

Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s Director Business Development Björn Ragnebrink (second left) was on hand to celebrate the start of Germania’s new twice-weekly service from the Swedish capital to Beirut on 13 June. The airline also started three other routes from Bremen this week.

  • Germania commenced a new capital connection on 13 June with the start of twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Thursdays) between Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Beirut (BEY). The route joins its existing services to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. “We are pleased to get this direct route and a better connectivity to Beirut, as it is one of the larger cities underserved in the Swedish market. In the last few years we have also seen growing demand for Beirut as a destination. It is also very positive that Germania is increasing its Stockholm Arlanda operation, as in Q1 2016 international traffic increased by almost 9% to and from Stockholm,” says Elizabeth Axtelius, Aviation Director at Swedavia. In addition, Karsten Balke, CEO, Germania, said: “We are very pleased by the strong demand out of Stockholm and are proud to add a direct link between the two cities. Our flights to Beirut are aimed at both leisure and business travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives in Lebanon.” In addition to this 3,145-kilometre sector, the German carrier began three new routes from Bremen (BRE) this week. Ankara Airport GM Nuray Demirer stated: “We are glad to welcome Bremen flights of Germania. TAV Esenboğa will continue to provide direct flight comfort to the passengers by adding new destinations to our flight network.”
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
9 Jun Bremen (BRE) Antalya (AYT) A319 (6) SunExpress (2)
11 Jun Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) A319 (2)
13 Jun Ankara (ESB) A319 (1)
Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) Beirut (BEY) A319 (2)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 7 June 2016.

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