“Qatar’s new service opens up new opportunities for the business community in the Gothenburg region. It improves possibilities for trade, in particular, with Asia and Africa,” explains Henrik Einarsson, Director of Business Establishment and Investment at Business Region Göteborg.
“In recent years we’ve seen strong increases in both trade and investment to and from Asia,” he adds.
Starting on 12 December 2018, the non-stop service will fly five times per week from Gothenburg to Doha. The aircraft will have seating for 254 passengers.
Business Region Göteborg is part of an initiative, involving among others Swedish airport operator Swedavia, Göteborg & Co and the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce, which works to improve the region's offering of non-stop flights.
“The new route is a highly sought after addition and is the result of long-term efforts from many actors in the region who work together to improve Gothenburg’s global accessibility,” says Henrik Einarsson.
Göteborg Landvetter Airport, located about 25 kilometres from Gothenburg’s city centre, currently offers around 90 non-stop routes to destinations in over 20 different countries.