Wizz Air establishes operations at Stockholm Arlanda

A Wizz Air aircraft parked at the terminal.
Photo Credit: Wizz Air

The ultra low-cost carrier Wizz Air is continuing its expansion with its sights set on Sweden’s largest airport, Stockholm Arlanda.

Starting 31 October 2023, the airline will launch two new routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Budapest and Gdansk.

A partnership of similar values

Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia made the following statement: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Wizz Air to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and we look forward to continuing to build on our long cooperation with the company.”

“The new direct routes not only improve access to Europe from the Stockholm region, but also access to Sweden.”

“Swedavia’s role is to enable people to meet, and Wizz Air’s presence at Stockholm Arlanda will not only be appreciated by those who want to travel to visit family and friends, but also by Swedish tourists who want to discover Hungary and Poland and vice versa as well as by those who travel for business”


Wizz Air A321
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Zsuzsa Trubek, Corporate Communications Manager at Wizz Air added: “We are delighted to add Arlanda as our newest station to our ever-growing network and with that offer flights to our customers to the biggest airport of Sweden’s capital.”

“We are positive that our passengers travelling from Stockholm will appreciate the proximity of the airport and will fly with us to exciting destinations, which will also translate into saved time and money thanks to a shorter trip between downtown and the airport.”

“Our crew is looking forward to welcoming our passengers on board of one of the youngest and modern WIZZ fleet starting from 31st of October”

A new set of routes

Starting 31 October 2023, Wizz Air will operate Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) 4 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) – Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN) 14 times a week.

An aircraft parked at Stockholm Arlanda Airport Terminal 5.
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Tickets are on sale at www.wizzair.com. For more information about current routes at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, visit: swedavia.se/arlanda.

As well as being the largest airport in Sweden, Stockholm Arlanda is also the third largest for passenger movements within the Nordic region.

Sustainability drivers

The partnership with Wizz Air is another step for Arlanda in their dedication to sustainability. In their mission statement the airport quotes: “Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.”

Swedavia’s energy transition work and its pioneering work to run climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year.”

Wizz Air has this to say about their current aims for their position in the sustainable market: “Wizz Air is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most sustainable low-cost carriers and strives to be the greenest choice for air travel, leading the industry by example.”

Wizz Air operates with the lowest carbon emissions per passenger/km against all competitor airlines, which amounted to 53.8 grams in the financial year 2023.

Wizz Air has invested heavily in its fleet by adding new and replacing older aircraft with the Airbus A321neo aircraft, which offers a 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions compared to the previous generation aircraft.

The airline has also established its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) strategy and already partnered with four SAF suppliers across Europe.

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