The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is investing further at Göteborg Landvetter Airport with a new direct route to Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ryanair will be the only airline to serve this route, which will start on 25 October and will be operated twice weekly with a Boeing 737-800. It is expected to be a popular new route as Western Sweden has a large share of residents with roots in the Balkan region and Bosnia in particular.

“We’re delighted that Ryanair has chosen to expand it operations at Göteborg Landvetter with a new direct route to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and under this challenging time we are pleased that Ryanair sees new opportunities in this market,” said Elizabeth Axtelius, Director Aviation Business at Swedavia.

Although Axtelius conceded that far fewer flights compared to before the pandemic can be expected for a while going forward, she also noted that she is cautiously looking forward to seeing more air traffic and passenger return to Swedavia’s airports in due course. “Health and safety is our top priority. In addition to the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations, we comply with international regulations and have introduced requirements for face coverings and other extensive infection control measures to create a safe environment both for passengers and employees at all of our airports.”

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