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Strong growth in international travel continues

Photo of aircraft landing at Göteborg Landvetter Airport
2014-06-05, kl. 09:00

The number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports was up four per cent in May compared to the same period in 2013. A total of 3.2 million passengers flew to or from one of the Group’s ten airports, which is an increase of just over 130,000.

In May, just over 3.2 million passengers flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports. Total passenger volume was thus four per cent higher compared to May last year. Measured in passenger numbers, the increase was just over 130,000. The number of international passengers was 2 million, up a full eight per cent compared to the same month last year. Domestic passenger volume was 1.2 million during the period, a decline of one percent compared to the same month last year. The decrease is mainly due to calendar effects, with May of this year having two more bridge days, that is, days between public holidays and weekends. So far this year, domestic travel has increased five per cent compared to the first five months of 2013.

“International travel continues to grow sharply. We expect continued air travel growth both in international and domestic passenger volume, especially as a result of the expanding offering of non-stop destinations,” says Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia.

So far in 2014, for January to May, the number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports is up seven per cent to 13.9 million. The number of international passengers during the same period increased eight per cent to 8.4 million, while the number of domestic passengers increased five per cent to 5.5 million.

The number of landings in scheduled and charter operations so far this year, from January to May, is up four per cent to just under 85,000 compared to the corresponding period last year.