Lufthansa low-cost offshoot Eurowings is to serve Birmingham from a new hub in Stockholm.
The carrier’s 11th base and fifth outside Germany will see five Airbus A320s based in the Swedish capital’s Arlanda airport from March 27, 2022.
The expansion will see the recruitment of 150 crew for the start-up of operations.
Eurowings will initially fly to Alicante, Berlin, Barcelona, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Faro, Gdansk, Malaga, Nice, Palma, Pristina and Rome with 20 destinations planned in total.
Tickets start at €29.99 one-way.
Eurowings chief executive Jens Bischof: “Sweden is a market that fits perfectly with our goal to be the number one European value carrier.
“Since the pandemic, many travellers are no longer looking first for the cheapest ticket, but for an airline they can unconditionally trust in terms of safety, reliability, and social responsibility.
“With our Lufthansa DNA – for example an attractive network of low-cost direct flights and an unmatched customer service – we can offer just that.”
He added: “We have done our homework and responded quickly to new customer needs and requests and used the crisis to make necessary changes in all areas.
“It is why Eurowings is more competitive today than ever before. With our consistent value-for-money approach, we are convinced we will soon also attract many Swedish vacationers and business travellers with our cutting-edge services.”