Swedavia’s traffic statistics for November 2021

2021-12-06, kl. 06:00

In November, more than 1.7 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports. As a result, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, nearly 60 per cent of passenger volume returned in a single month. However, the pandemic situation, the Omicron variant and new restrictions are creating renew uncertainty about developments in the near term.

In November, more than 1.7 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports. As a result, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, nearly 60 per cent of passenger volume returned in a single month. However, the pandemic situation, the Omicron variant and new restrictions are creating renew uncertainty about developments in the near term.

“The recovery in air travel continued in November, and passenger volume during the month reached the highest level since the start of the pandemic. The easing of restrictions and the EU Digital COVID Certificate facilitate people’s mobility, as does an increased range of destinations and routes on offer. However, the pandemic is not over, and the spread of the new Omicron variant is worrisome. A great deal is still unclear about the variant’s mutations and the efficacy of current vaccines. New travel restrictions may therefore affect people’s possibilities to travel at least in the near term,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s president and CEO.

“For everyone who will be travelling, it is now especially important to keep updated about what rules apply to their own journey. Restrictions can change and be introduced at short notice. Obviously, we also all need to together help limit the spread of the virus by following the recommendations of our expert authorities for travel and testing. At our big international airports, there is the possibility of getting tested both on arrival and departure,” notes Jonas Abrahamsson.

Of the more than 1.7 million passengers who flew via Swedavia’s airports in November, 1,125,000 were international passengers and 605,000 were domestic passengers, which corresponds to a 41 per cent decrease in international travel and a 44 per cent decrease in domestic travel compared to October 2019, before the pandemic. Overall, however, air travel in November increased 348 per cent compared to November 2020.

At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden’s largest airport, air travel decreased 41 per cent to 1,108,000 passengers in November compared to November 2019. International travel decreased 41 per cent, while domestic travel decreased 43 per cent. Compared to November 2020, which was also strongly affected by the pandemic, passenger volume increased 358 per cent.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport had a total of 262,000 passengers in November, a decrease of 45 per cent compared to November 2019. International travel decreased 42 per cent, while domestic travel decreased 56 per cent. Compared to November 2020, passenger volume increased a total of 351 per cent.

Bromma Stockholm Airport had more than 95,000 passengers in November, which is a decrease of 53 per cent compared to November 2019. At Swedavia’s seven regional airports, the decrease in passenger volume varied between 30 per cent and 51 per cent in November, for a total of more than 264,000 passengers.

All of the regional airports also had a far better passenger trend in November compared to the preceding months and to the same month in 2020.

Air travel at Swedavia’s ten airports has decreased by 55.6 million passengers since the start of the pandemic 21 months ago.

Traffic statistics for Swedavia’s airports are available (in Swedish) under Om Swedavia/Statistik”: https://www.swedavia.se/om-swedavia/statistik/.

More information about the measures Swedavia has taken for our passengers is available at www.swedavia.com. See for example: https://www.swedavia.com/arlanda/before-your-journey/..

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46(0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.