Swedavia’s traffic statistics for January 2023
During January, the number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports increased more than 90 per cent compared to January 2022 to 2.1 million. Travel is thus back to 75 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in 2019. Swedavia, together with its partners, is mobilising resources even now for an intensive summer travel period through major recruitment efforts all across its airport ecosystem as well as through measures to best make use of the airports’ capacity and improve the passenger experience.
Among other moves, at Stockholm Arlanda, Terminal 2 will re-open for non-Schengen traffic in time for summer. Meanwhile, intensive preparatory work is under way ahead of the upcoming opening of the security checkpoint and marketplace in Terminal 5 at Arlanda.
In January, a number of new routes were launched from Stockholm Arlanda Airport, including Lyon with Norwegian, Innsbruck with Eurowings and Valencia with Ryanair. At Göteborg Landvetter Airport, non-stop service to New York with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will be launched, while the carrier Air Serbia will start up a direct route between Sweden’s second largest city and Belgrade. SAS will also fly to Copenhagen via Åre Östersund in mid- and late February.
In all, more than 2.1 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports in January 2023, which is an increase of 91 per cent compared to more than 1.1 million passengers last January and corresponds to 75 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The traffic trend continued to be driven mainly by strong demand for international flights via Stockholm Arlanda Airport. International travel increased 93 per cent to 1.5 million compared to January 2022, while domestic travel increased 87 per cent to 600,000.
The top three countries for travel via Swedavia’s airports are Sweden, Spain and Germany.