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Strongly economic growth and flourishing tourism

Sweden is Scandinavia's largest country with about 9.8 million inhabitants.

Sweden is the most populous country in Scandinavia, with 9,500,000 inhabitants, and has strong economic growth. Sweden is also the main Scandinavian market for multinational companies. For instance, H&M, Ericsson, Volvo and SKF developed their operations here. Foreign companies like Bosch, Mercedes Benz and IBM also have major operations in Sweden.

The number of tourists has increased by 10% over the past 10 years

Sweden has many visitors. Over the past ten years, the number of tourists has increased by over 100 per cent, and today the country has close to 15 million foreign overnight stays a year. Sweden attracts visitors with its centuries of history, its cities with a modern pulse and Scandinavian flair, and its unique nature, offering mountains and open landscape, sandy beaches and cliffs, and lakes and waterways for both activities and pleasure.

By starting up passenger service and air cargo routes, you have access to all of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, with its more than 100 million inhabitants. 

5 per cent passenger growth during 2016

Travel to and from Swedavia’s airports increased 5 per cent in 2016. International travel was up 6 per cent to 25,787,000 passengers, compared to 24,311,000 in 2015. Domestic travel was up 3 per cent, from 13,262,000 passengers in 2015 to 13,724,000 for the full-year 2016.

In relative terms, intercontinental air travel increased the most, 10 per cent to 2,253,000 passengers.

The largest air cargo market in Scandinavia

Sweden is the largest air cargo market in Scandinavia, with some 300,000 tonnes in annual air cargo tonnage. Sweden is such a large air cargo market because of the country’s strong export industry. About 50 per cent of Sweden’s GDP today is linked to exports, almost twice the global average. Three of Swedavia’s ten airports today have extensive air cargo operations and heavy cargo air service: Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Malmö Airport.