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Shannon to Stockholm Service to Begin in 2017

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced the launch of a new service from Shannon to Stockholm, set to begin in August 2017.

The new service will operate twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and will run from 1st August until 7th October 2017.

Welcoming the announcement Matthew Thomas, CEO, Shannon Group said: “This new service will not only have a positive impact for inbound tourism for the West of Ireland, but will also provide valuable business connectivity as people using the service will be able to connect at the SAS hub at Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flights to over 22 destinations."

Speaking of SAS’s commitment to Shannon, Alan Sparling, GSA for SAS in Ireland commented: ‘”SAS are currently celebrating 50 years of nonstop flights into Ireland and can think of no better way to start into a sixth decade than by opening a new route between Shannon and Stockholm."

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement of a new SAS flight from Stockholm to Shannon is good news for Irish tourism in 2017 and will certainly expand travel options for Swedish holidaymakers wishing to visit Co Clare and the West of Ireland. We look forward to working with SAS and Shannon Airport to maximise the promotion of the new service."

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