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Skargardsflyg and European Executive Express sign air route agreement.

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European Executive Express, a Swedish airline, is to launch services between Mariehamn in the Aland Islands and Stockholm's Arlanda airport, Sweden this month.

There have not been any services between the two airports since the SAS subsidiary Air Botnia cancelled the route in October last year.

The agreement for the route, between the Aland Islands taxi carrier Skargardsflyg and European Executive Express, means that the route will be operated as a return service every morning and night by a Jetstream 31 aircraft that takes 18 passengers.

The agreement is a temporary one and will last while Skargardsflyg strives to reach a status where it will be able to take over the route on a regular basis, reported STT-FNB, a Finnish news agency.

Although the route has had problems since it was cancelled by Finnair in the 1990s, Aland Islands businesses have maintained that it is necessary for those who do not have time to take the passenger ferry or fly via Turku or Helsinki in mainland Finland to Stockholm.

European Executive Express is based in Karlstad, Sweden.

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