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New Scandinavia-Tobago airlift starts in December
Scandinavian travelers now have easier access to Tobago with the introduction of a charter service from several Scandinavian cities directly to the ANR Robinson International Airport.
The service was officially launched at the Grand Travel Awards in Stockholm on February 13 and it will run for three winter seasons starting in December.
This new airlift is the result of months of negotiations between the Division of Tourism and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and Kuoni/Apollo, a Scandinavian-based tour operator.
The charter will operate weekly out of Stockholm and every second week from Copenhagen, with connecting flights in both Norway and Finland. The airline carrier, Novair, will use an A-330 aircraft, offering the comfort of 24 business class and 261 economy seats.
Since the service commenced bookings on February 14 and 21 in Sweden and Denmark respectively, 160 seats were reserved after the first week. Aided by €300,000 in airlift support, as well as €100,000 in marketing support from the THA, it is being heavily promoted by Kuoni/Apollo.
The Scandinavian market is the third largest outbound travel market in Europe and it currently accounts for five per cent of Tobago’s international arrivals. It is anticipated that tourist arrivals from this region will increase by approximately 25 per cent.
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