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Continued strong trend for air travel

2014-11-05, kl. 09:00

The number of passengers at Swedavia’s ten airports increased six per cent in October compared to the same month in 2013. A total of almost 3.3 million passengers flew to or from one of the Group’s ten airports, an increase of almost 200,000.

During the month of October, 3.3 million passengers flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports. The total number of passengers is thus six per cent higher compared to October last year. Measured in the number of passengers, the increase was 190,000. The number of international passengers was almost 2 million, which is an increase of eight per cent compared to the same month last year. Some 1.3 million passengers flew domestically during the period, which is a three per cent increase compared to the same month last year.

So far this year, international passenger volume is up eight per cent compared to the first ten months of 2013. Domestic passenger volume in 2014 is up six per cent.

“We have a clear long-term rising trend in both domestic and international travel. Our role is to develop the airports to handle this growth and enable additional direct routes for the benefit of all of Sweden. Efforts are currently concentrated on our airports in Stockholm and Gothenburg, which have the greatest need for capacity,” says Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia.

So far in 2014, the number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports has risen seven per cent to 30.2 million. The number of international passengers is up eight per cent to 19.3 million, while the number of domestic passengers is up six per cent to 10.9 million.

The number of landings in scheduled and charter operations during the year has increased three per cent to just over 173,000 compared to the same period last year.