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SIA to start flying to Stockholm from May 2017
SINGAPORE Airlines will be adding in May 2017 a second Scandinavian city - Stockholm - to its route network and deepening its partnership with Scandinavian Airlines.
Subject to regulatory approvals, SIA will start flying to the Swedish capital via Moscow on May 30, it said in a Thursday release.
The flights will be operated with Airbus A350-900 aircraft - the latest addition to the SIA fleet. The planes are fitted with 253 seats - 42 in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class and 187 in Economy Class.
Copenhagen in Denmark is currently the only northern European city that SIA flies to.
SIA currently operates four weekly flights to the Russian capital of Moscow from Singapore. With the addition of Stockholm from May 30, frequency will increase to five per week and the flights will continue on to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.
Star Alliance partner Scandinavian Airlines will codeshare on the new services, said the release. Subject to approval from competition authorities, the new services will also be included in a joint venture agreement between the two airlines that took effect in 2013 covering flights between Scandinavia and Singapore.
"This is another example of how together with partners we can jointly offer more travel options for our customers, bringing South-east Asia and Scandinavia closer in addition to meeting increasing demand for travel between south-west Pacific and northern Europe," said SIA's CEO Goh Choon Phong.
"We look forward to develop our collaboration further with Singapore Airlines and thereby be able to offer our customers a new route to Singapore from Stockholm, and also from there onwards into Asia, Australia and New Zealand," said Scandinavian Airlines CEO Rickard Gustafson.