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More people choosing international air travel

Travellers boarding a plane at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, photo
2015-04-09, kl. 08:45

The number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports increased three per cent in March compared to the same period in 2014. International travel was up six per cent. A total of just over 2.9 million passengers departed or arrived at one of the group’s ten airports. That is an increase of 85,000 passengers.

During March, more than 2.9 million people flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports. Total passenger volume was thus three per cent higher than in March 2014. Measured in the number of passengers, the increase was just over 85,000. The number of international passengers was more than 1.8 million, which is a six per cent compared to the same month last year. Figures were adversely affected by the strike at Norwegian Air Shuttle during the month.

“Sweden has a growing number exchanges with the rest of the world and has succeeded in attracting more visitors than before. An important driver behind this is new investments by airlines, the result of which is that Swedish access is growing better than in the other Nordic countries,” says Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia.

So far in 2015, passenger volume at Swedavia’s airports is up three per cent to almost 8 million.

International travel to and from Sweden shows continued good growth. International traffic was up seven per cent during the first quarter. Since 2013, many international airlines have launched direct routes to Sweden, and passenger figures are confirmation that Sweden is an attractive destination. Swedavia’s objective is to serve as a growth engine in Swedish society by further expanding access to and from the country.

The total number of landings in scheduled and charter operations in March was 17,800, which is slightly lower than the number for the same period last year.