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Scandinavian Airlines, more commonly known as SAS, flies to several destinations in Sweden.
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Travelling to Sweden by air

All you need to know before your trip to Sweden. Which airline flies where, how do you get around once in Sweden and passport and visa info.

Travel to Sweden by air

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is Sweden's largest airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) is the second largest. Both are run by Swedavia, which has listed all cities and airlines operating the airports through direct flights. You can also filter on domestic flights, should you wish to continue travel by air within Sweden:

Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, is Sweden’s national carrier and operates connecting flights to major cities in Sweden via Stockholm. Through its Star Alliance members, SAS links many parts of the world directly to Sweden. 

To travel to the southern part of Sweden you can also fly into Copenhagen Airport in Denmark and cross the Öresund Bridge to Malmö in Sweden. 

By air from Europe

All major European air carriers link Sweden to the rest of the continent on a daily basis.

By air from UK

Sweden is easily accessible from the UK with several direct flights from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Manchester and a maximum flight time of three and a half hours. You can fly direct to Stockholm and Gothenburg with British Airways and Ryanair. SAS and Norwegian fly direct to Stockholm.

Skåne and Malmö are easily accessible via Copenhagen in Denmark and the Öresund bridge and SAS, British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet, and Norwegian fly here.

During the winter season, EasyJet flies direct from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund airport in Jämtland.

By air from North America

SAS operates direct service between the United States and Sweden in cooperation with United Airlines and other members of Star Alliance. Non-stop services are offered from Newark, NJ, Miami and Chicago to Stockholm (via Copenhagen from Seattle and Washington, DC) and from Newark to Gothenburg. 

Most European airlines, Icelandair and Finnair to mention a few, fly to Sweden from North America via a European connection.

More information about Swedish airports and services can be found on the Swedavia website.