Algarve linked to three new Scandinavian cities next year
The Algarve will have three new air links to Scandinavian cities – Aarhus (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway) – next year.
They will be managed by Scandinavian Airlines, says the Algarve Tourism Association (ATA) which was behind the deal alongside Faro Airport and Turismo de Portugal.
The routes to Denmark and Sweden will be launched in April 2019 and run until October, with one weekly flight on Saturdays. If the air link is successful, it could be extended throughout the winter.
June 28 will be the launch date for the Oslo route. It will only run until August 9, but with two weekly flights on Mondays and Fridays.
“These air links are strategically important for Algarve tourism, especially in terms of bolstering the golf sector, one of the most appreciated products of the Swedish and Danish markets,” said ATA boss Dora Coelho.
She also believes that the future launch of these routes proves that the Algarve is becoming more and more appealing to Scandinavian holidaymakers, as well as those seeking a place for a second home.
“Our beaches, climate and the fact that we are recognised as a destination of excellence for golfers means more and more Scandinavians are choosing the Algarve as the place to have a second home”.
According to ATA, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have made the top-20 list of markets with the most passengers at Faro Airport.
In the first eight months of the year, the airport welcomed 56,000 Swedes, 53,000 Danes and 39,000 Norwegians.