The Stockholm Arlanda Airport development plan – crucial investment for increased capacity
Ensuring long-term capacity at Stockholm Arlanda Airport is vital to ensuring Sweden’s opportunities for national and international exchanges and is thus one of Swedavia’s most important efforts right now.
In early 2014, Swedavia decided at a general level on the direction of Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s continued development over the next 30 years. The development plan includes measures to increase capacity and efficiency as well as improve the experience of customers.
At present, the airport has almost reached its peak capacity. The terminals therefore need to be further developed to ensure growth potential and create conditions to establish more non-stop routes.
In view of Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s very good growth in recent years, especially in international traffic, we are focusing first on measures in Terminal 5. By ensuring future capacity for international traffic, we also create better potential for domestic traffic and thus for businesses and the tourism industry throughout Sweden.
In Terminal 5, we will build a brand-new pier to receive more passengers as well as more and larger aircraft models. We will furthermore invest in new areas for security screening and baggage handling as well as more space for shops, restaurants and car parking.
At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, some 7 billion kronor will be invested by 2025. All in all, it means capital spending of 13 billion kronor over the next 30 years. In a later phase, two new piers are planned for Terminal 2 while Terminal 3 will disappear and regional air service will move to Terminal 4.
With these expansions, we bolster Stockholm’s and Sweden’s long-term growth. Since we are also focused on making travel easier for passengers, we are looking at possible measures to simplify transfers between the domestic and international terminals and to create better transfer products for airlines.
A common feature of all our investments in terminals is that they are intended to increase passenger satisfaction. We are always working to ensure that passengers feel welcome and want to return to our airports. We also carry out important collaborative work with the airlines to ensure that the development of the terminals will benefit them.