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Air passenger volume up during the first month of the year

2016-02-05, kl. 12:10

The number of air passengers increased during the first month of 2016. Some 2,606,000 people flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports in January. That is a 5 per cent increase over the same month last year. 


Traffic increased at nine of Swedavia’s ten airports.* International traffic accounted for most of this increase. About 100,000 more people flew in January this year compared to the same month in 2015, an increase of 6 per cent. Passenger growth was greatest on flights to European destinations. However, the fastest growth was in intercontinental scheduled traffic. A total of 1,671,000 international passengers flew in January 2016.

Domestic traffic was also up, about 2 per cent, for a total of 934,000 passengers at the Group’s ten airports.

At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, international traffic grew 5 per cent to 1,245,000 passengers. There were also 360,000 more domestic passengers at Stockholm Arlanda in January, an increase of 2 per cent compared to January 2015.

People from western Sweden also flew more in January this year. International traffic to and from Gothenburg increased 8 per cent to 328,000 passengers. The number of domestic passengers also rose 1 per cent to 97,000.

At Malmö Airport, international passenger volume increased 66,000, a full 20 per cent increase in January compared to last year.

The number of landings at Swedavia’s airports in January 2016 was 15,333, which is a 2 per cent increase compared to January last year.

Key figures for January 2016:

  • The number of passengers increased at nine of Swedavia’s ten airports in January 2016
  • European traffic was up 7 per cent
  • The fastest growth, 8 per cent, was in scheduled intercontinental traffic
  • Passenger volume was up 10 per cent at Åre Östersund Airport and 9 per cent at Malmö Airport.
  • Passenger volume was up at Swedavia’s two biggest airports, 5 per cent at Stockholm Arlanda and 6 per cent at Göteborg Landvetter.

*A slight decrease (3 per cent) was noted at Kiruna Airport.

Photo: Nicklas Sternegård