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Air passenger growth continues

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2014-10-06, kl. 09:00

Passenger volume at Swedavia’s ten airports was up five per cent in September compared to the same period in 2013. A total of 3.3 million passengers flew into or out of one of the Group’s ten airports, which is an increase of 163,000.

In September, almost 3.3 million people flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports. The total number of passengers was thus five per cent higher compared to last September. In numerical terms, there was an increase of 163,000 people. The number of international passengers was almost 2.1 million, an increase of six per cent compared to the same month last year. Some 1.2 million people flew domestically during the period, which is a three per cent increase compared to the same month last year.

So far this year, domestic travel is up six per cent compared to the first nine months of 2013. International travel in 2014 is up a full eight per cent.

“The sharp growth shows what importance air travel has for Swedish access, both domestically and to elsewhere in the world. International air travel has been on the rise for a long time, and now the trend for domestic air travel is also clearly positive,” says Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia.

So far in 2014, the number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports has increased eight per cent to 26.9 million. The number of international passengers has risen eight per cent to 17.3 million. The number of domestic passengers has risen six percent to 9.6 million.

The number of landings in scheduled and charter operations during the year is up three per cent to just over 153,000 compared to the same period last year.