Expanding its presence in Scandinavia, Emirates has announced that it will begin operating a daily flight to Stockholm, Sweden.
The flights will start from 4th September 2013.
Consistently voted in the world’s top ten places to live and work, Stockholm is famous for offering visitors a vibrant and diverse cityscape. With strong bilateral trade links already in place, trade between the UAE and Sweden reached more than US$ 896 million in 2012, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2011.
A major North European economy with a strong Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Sweden is well known for iconic global brands such as IKEA, Volvo, and fashion clothing brand H&M. The 4,956 seats per week offered year-round by this new service are expected to further stimulate economic growth with key Swedish trading cities across the Far East and Australasia.
Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER the daily service will offer three cabin classes with eight seats in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 304 seats in Economy Class. With over 130 destinations in its international network, Emirates customers in Sweden will benefit from convenient flight schedules that allow them to reach 40 destinations in the Far East, West Asia and Australasia.
Emirates new daily flight to Stockholm will depart Dubai as EK157 at 0715hrs* and arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 1200hrs the same day. The return flight, EK158 will depart at 1355hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 2225hrs.
Throughout all cabin classes, passengers can enjoy over 1,400 channels of entertainment on demand on ice, the airline's award-winning in-flight entertainment system.
Passengers on all Emirates’ flights also have the added bonus of extra baggage allowance with 30 kilogrammes for those travelling in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes for Business Class and 50 kilogrammes for First Class.
Stockholm, is the most populated urban area in Scandinavia with over 1.4 million residents. Emirates’ launch of Stockholm will follow on from the launch of Haneda on 3rd June. Closely following the launch of Stockholm in September Emirates will launch a daily flight to Clark in the Philippines on 1st October.*Flight times are as per summer scheduling