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Kiruna welcomes Air France winter 24/25

May 24, 2024

Not only can Kiruna Airport offer Europeans a faster route to Swedish Lapland via Copenhagen and Kastrup this winter, now the next flight line is waiting to open on December 21. It is Air France that will offer weekly departures between Kiruna and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris between December and March.

Kiruna will be Air France’s fifth destination to be launched in what we call Arctic Europe – Northern Norway, Finnish Lapland and now also Swedish Lapland. What makes the destination extra attractive for the French are several things – the area is much less exploited for the French, the activities and culture are appreciated and the food is experienced as fantastic, something that is important for the French market.

Another regular flight to Europe is a great opportunity to continue developing and expanding Swedish Lapland as a travel destination. It is a step for other airlines to dare to invest in the region and understand the attractiveness that exists here.

We are very positive about this development on the accessibility side, it is exactly what we and the hospitality companies in Kiruna have wanted and worked for for a long time and the French market has grown steadily for several years in a row now, says Peter Salomonsson, CEO at Kiruna Lappland .

Now the French can easily reach almost the entire region via direct flights. For the past two years, winter charters have run between Luleå and Paris with well-filled flights throughout the season. And now another local destination will have a direct line to France.

The great success of the winter charter has really shown the potential of the French market. For several years, we have had dialogue and contact with Air France, which has shown interest in our Arctic destination, it is a strong statement that they are now investing and establishing a regular line between Kiruna and Paris, concludes Annika Fredriksson, CEO of the Swedish Lapland Visitors Board.

The airline will do a weekly rotation, on Saturdays starting December 21 and flying until March 8.