Delta Air Lines will launch a non-stop route between Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s largest airport. Delta will fly this route six times per week, starting on June 4, 2008.
The route will offer more than 150 flight connections in Atlanta, including such cities as Los Angeles, Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Delta Air Lines to Stockholm and Arlanda. This non-stop route will give travellers from Stockholm and Sweden access to the world’s largest hub in Atlanta − a hub that offers smooth connections to large parts of the United States. Travellers from the US will now have better access to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia, and Stockholm-Arlanda, the airport with the largest route network in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region. This will benefit the business community, while providing opportunities for social and cultural exchange,” says Airport Director Kerstin Lindberg Göransson, LFV Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
“We are happy to be able to unveil new routes that expand our network and make travel easier for our customers. This new non-stop route offers many new travel alternatives for both business travellers and tourists between Sweden and the United States, as well as for the air cargo market. We have seen a great need for this non-stop route, because in the state of Georgia there are 55 Swedish companies and in Sweden about 900 American ones. This air connection will strengthen business relations between Sweden and the US. Tourists will also benefit from onward connections to such destinations as Florida, the US west coast and Latin America,” says Andy Renner, Delta’s director of international network planning.
Delta Air Lines will fly a Boeing 767-300ER seating 214 passengers, 36 of them in Business Elite, Delta’s business class.
Stockholm-Arlanda to Atlanta
Dep 1.35 p.m., arr 5.30 p.m., daily except Tuesdays
Atlanta to Stockholm-Arlanda
Dep 8.20 p.m., arr 11.35(next day), daily except Mondays
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4182 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5337 times:
Quoting Richie72 (Reply 2): LAX and LAS will be especially popular destinations im sure .
The press release points out that even the State of Georgia as a whole will benefit from this route. From the Delta.com press release:
Quoting delta.com: Fifty-five Swedish businesses operate in the state of Georgia and approximately 900 U.S. companies have operations in Sweden. Delta's latest international route will open a critical economic access point on both sides of the Atlantic.
"This direct flight will now put Georgia squarely on the map for even more Swedish businesses looking to relocate or establish a foothold in the U.S. We salute Delta's commitment and vision in announcing this new route," said Mee Linden, vice-chair of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-USA
Volvo, Saab and Ikea aside, what are the biggest TATL business operations that will benefit from Sweden-SE--U.S. service?
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Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3252 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4270 times:
Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 14): Have I been under a rock? Did I miss something?
Yes, you didn't find out what an amazingly beautiful city Stockholm is, and how it rightly should be considered
the capital of Scandinavia. (take that CPH!!!!). Especially in winter covered in snow, its absolutely beautiful! Big enough to be hip, yet small enough to be livable, and personal. The word 'Scandinavia' is basically the old Roman empire word for Sweden, and Stockholm is after all, the capital of Sweden (despite more people living in the south of sweden in total, but not in any one particular city). So you can see how some might Claim Stockholm is the true Capital of Scandinavia...despite CPH being bigger. The nightlife might not be up to Berlin's standards, but the people inside the clubs are definitely better looking!!! (although Berlin certainly is bad... and a lot of fun too...do both cities if you're in the area!!!). And the Gamla Stan is to die for.
FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 14):
Have I been under a rock? Did I miss something?
It looks like that 400 years of sporadic fighting... and a little bit of peaceful negotiation towards the end to agree on the borders of the Scandinavian countries has been tossed out, Sweden apparently channeled some Charles XII and wants to expand back to the old borders
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
Interesting thought... Southern Sweden (Skåne Halland, Halland & Blekinge) used to be part of Denmark. What difference would it make anyway. Most of the people living there uses CPH airport, coz' it's the closest and most convenient...also if you're going to ATL.
If CPH-ATL was any indication, it should actually perform quite decently....CPH-ATL was actually a very nice performer during this past winter...can't underestimate the number of Danes (or Swedes) heading to warmer climes such as Florida, the Caribbean, or even Central/South America through ATL....
: HEL-USA market is a mystery: some 3/4 of the passengers fly through other European hubs, and only Finnair flying HEL-JFK, complaining it's such a bad
: DL used to fly JFK-ARN . but stopped right after 9/11 If they were quick they could have started JFK-ARN too before CO and MH opened up ARN-EWR. I th
: Do anyone know how many or what destinations will be able to connect to and from Central/South America ARN-ATL-ARN? Tried to have glance at ATL airpo
: SAS (SK) already flies this daily. I don't think there is need for more capacity. I doubt whether demand is strong enough for this. SAS already flies
: If you want a same-day connection in ATL coming from ARN, you're limited to GRU, GIG, SCL, MEX, GDL, SJO and EZE. All other LatAm destinations (LIM,
: Yeah we are too far east. And PAX here will fly AY or connect from other European hubs like AMS, FRA, LHR, CPH and CDG.
: HEL or Finland is not part of Scandinavia either