The government has decided that flights from London may land
After a few weeks of bus transfers from Oslo Gardermoen, flights from London can finally land at the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport. The government has now made the decision, which means that from 1 February the airport will serve as a border crossing point for departures and arrivals of flights outside Schengen.
– Finally, the passengers from London now get to experience our new airport and our uniquely short transfer time to the ski resorts. The shortest transfer time is only 10 minutes, says Gunnar Lenman, CEO of Scandinavian Mountains Airport.
– It is gratifying that the permit is now in place. It will be exciting to see the passenger development now when the passengers know that they can land directly in our fine mountain world, says Hans Unander, Chairman of the Municipal Board in Malung-Sälen municipality.
Inauguration of Scandinavian Mountains Airport
Today, Scandinavian Mountains Airport, the first airport in Sweden in 20 years, was inaugurated. A unique regional venture with only 10 minutes transfer to the nearest ski area. The airport will improve accessibility and strengthen Sälen and Trysils position as international ski destinations. At the same time, the establishment creates development, jobs, immigration and a strong future faith in the region.
– It’s a big day for us at Scandinavian Mountains Airport and throughout the region. We strongly believe that the airport will be one of the region’s most important growth engines. Already tomorrow, Sunday (Dec 22) at. At 08:45 we are ready to receive the first flight of guests to celebrate Christmas in the mountains. A historic moment for us at the airport and a milestone in the development of Sälenfjällens and Trysil. We have been looking forward to this day for a long time and it is very fun to be on the move, says Gunnar Lenman, CEO of Scandinavian Mountains Airport.
– The fact that the airport is being created and that it is now inaugurated and ready is a milestone not only for Sälen but for the entire region. It is important and good that we see investments and growth in the countryside. This creates confidence in the future in Dalarna and for the companies that create job opportunities in the region, says Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defense.
SAS introduces direct services to Scandinavian Mountains Airport
SAS is introducing a total of four new return flights a week to and from Sälen/Trysil. The services from Denmark and the United Kingdom will operate during the winter season until Easter. With over 250 slopes at Skistar’s resorts within a 10-40 minute transfer from the airport, the new SAS services offer an entirely new way of getting to the Scandinavian ski resorts and mountain areas in Sälen and Trysil. SAS and SkiStar are also entering into a strategic partnership which will simplify the booking procedure for ski travel, for example.
“We are delighted that SAS that is able to offer the first international flights to the new airport. Short journey times, attractive timetables, combined with fantastic opportunities for skiing and other winter activities in the Swedish and Norwegian mountains are what a lot of people are looking for. We are going to continue to develop our collaboration with SkiStar in order to improve the services we can offer our passengers and make it a whole lot easier to enjoy the Scandinavian winter experience”, says Karl Sandlund, Executive Vice President Commercial, SAS.
The flying time from Copenhagen and Aalborg to Sälen/Trysil is about 1 hour and 20 minutes, while the flight from London takes about two hours. SAS will operate flights to Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR) starting on 29 December from Denmark and 28 December from the United Kingdom. The new services will be operated with the new SAS Airbus 320neo aircraft, which is the quietest and most fuel-efficient plane in the industry and reduces carbon emissions by up to 18 percent.
Tickets to Sälen/Trysil will be available for sale from all sales outlets from today, 12 August.
Copenhagen (CPH) – Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR)
Two return flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays.
First departure 29 December 2019.
Alborg (AAL) – Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR)
One return flight per week on Sundays.
First departure 29 December 2019.
London, Heathrow (LHR) – Scandinavian Mountains Airport (SCR)
One return flight per week on Saturdays.
First departure 28 December 2019.