Algarve gains new routes to Oslo, Gothenburg and Aarhus

«These operations are of strategic importance for the region's tourism, namely for the promotion of the golf product», according to the Associação Turismo do Algarve

Aarhus (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway) will have new connections to the Airport of Faro in the summer of 2019. 

According to Associação Turismo do Algarve, the agency responsible for the external tourism promotion of the destination, «these operations are of strategic importance for the region's tourism, namely for the promotion of the golf product».

These new routes are the result «of an effort to attract people carried out by the Associação Turismo do Algarve, in partnership with the Airport of Faro and Turismo de Portugal».

The new routes will be operated by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the largest airline in Scandinavia.

The routes to Denmark and Sweden will be available from April to October 2019, with a weekly frequency on Saturday, with the possibility of being maintained during the winter.

In turn, the connection to Oslo will be launched on the 28th of June, and its operation is planned until the 9th of August through two weekly frequencies, on Monday and Friday.

In the words of Dora Coelho, executive director of ATA, «these connections are of strategic importance for tourism in the Algarve, especially with regard to boosting the golf product, one of the most appreciated products by the Swedish and Danish market».

On the other hand, «factors such as our beaches, the climate and the fact that we are recognized as an excellent destination for the practice of golf, mean that the number of tourists from Scandinavian countries who choose the region as their destination is increasing. place of choice to have a second home», he says.

Denmark, Sweden and Norway are countries that this year have already managed to integrate the top 20 of the markets with the highest number of passengers registered at the Airport of Faro.

Until August of this year, approximately 53 thousand Danish passengers, 56 thousand Swedish passengers and 39 thousand Norwegian passengers had arrived in the region, numbers that represent a positive growth between 4% and 33,7% over the same period in 2017 .