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Sharp increase in international travel from Swedavia’s airports

Travellers in the check-in area of an airport
2015-02-05, kl. 09:05

The year started off with continued strong growth for international air travel. The number of international passengers at Swedavia’s ten airports was up six per cent in January compared to the same period in 2014. A total of almost 2.5 million passengers flew to or from one of the company’s ten airports, an increase of 60,000 passengers.

In January, almost 2.5 million people flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports. Total passenger volume was thus up three per cent compared to January last year. Measured in the number of passengers, the increase was just over 60,000. The number of international passengers was almost 1.6 million, which is an increase of six per cent compared to the same month last year.

In 2014, passenger volume at Swedavia’s airports was up 7 per cent overall, for a new record of 35.6 million passengers. January’s figures indicate continued strong growth in international passenger volume. In contrast, domestic travel was down slightly, 3 per cent, to 913,859 passengers compared to January 2014. This is explained by the unusually large number of holidays in early January, which mainly reduced the number of domestic business trips.

“We work with great focus to enhance access to and from Sweden, and we hope to be able to attract additional direct routes during the year. This continued passenger growth shows that the Swedish air travel market is worth investing in,” says Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia.

The total number of landings in scheduled and traffic operations at Swedavia’s airports in January was 15,000.