SAS strike affects travel figures in June
A total of 3.6 million people flew to or from Swedavia’s airports in June. That is a slight increase, 1 per cent, compared to the same month in June 2015, but the SAS strike had a strong impact mostly on domestic traffic. Total passenger statistics for the first half of the year showed a 5 per cent increase.
Domestic traffic fell by a total of 3 per cent at Swedavia’s airports during the month. Almost 1.1 million passengers flew domestically in June. Domestic travel was adversely affected by the SAS strike, when some 800 flights – both domestic and within Europe – were cancelled, affecting around 150,000 passengers. However, in terms of the trend for 2016, domestic traffic increased 4 per cent compared to the first half of 2015. During the first six months of 2016, a total of 6,813,000 people flew domestically to or from one of Swedavia’s ten airports.
Some 2,500,000 people flew internationally at Swedavia’s airports in June, which is a 3 per cent increase compared to the same month a year ago. European traffic showed an increase of 3 per cent, while travel to the rest of the world was up 11 per cent. During the first half of 2016, 12,101,000 people flew internationally to or from one of Swedavia’s airports, which is a 6 per cent increase compared to the first half of 2015.
A total of 18,914,000 passengers flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports during the first half of 2016. That means there were 5 per cent more passengers than during the first half of 2015.
Travel was up at Swedavia’s three largest airports in June. At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, traffic increased 2 per cent to 2,265,000 passengers. At Göteborg Landvetter Airport, a total of 615,000 people flew in June, which is a 3 per cent increase. At Bromma Stockholm Airport, traffic was up a full 6 per cent in June to 222,000 passengers.
There were a total of 17,900 landings at Swedavia’s airports in June, which is a decrease of 3 per cent.
Notable statistics for June traffic:
- During the first half of 2016, passenger volume was up 5 per cent compared to the same period last year.
- Despite the SAS strike, total passenger volume increased 1 per cent in June 2016.
- Domestic travel was adversely affected by the strike, falling 3 per cent.