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International travel continues to rise at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

2015-05-07, kl. 10:45

The number of international passengers at Stockholm Arlanda Airport continues to rise, albeit at more modest levels. London retains its position as the biggest destination to date in 2015, while travel to and from Copenhagen fell nine per cent.

A total of almost 1,900,000 people chose to fly to or from Stockholm Arlanda in April this year, that is, about as many as in April 2014. As before, international travel accounts for the growth. During April, just over 1,450,000 people flew internationally, which is a one per cent increase. In contrast, domestic travel was down two per cent to a total of almost 440,000 people.

“We foresee that the trend in international traffic will also remain strong going forward, which was confirmed by the happy news that two new US non-stop routes, to Las Vegas and Puerto Rico, will be launched at Stockholm Arlanda in the autumn. We are working to be the leading airport in Scandinavia, and in order to meet this growth as well as our passengers’ expectations of the airport as a unique destination, we will now continue full out with the expansion of the airport, with a focus on Terminal 5,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, airport director of Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

So far this year, London has topped the list each month, including April, whereas travel to and from Copenhagen has instead declined. Flights to New York continue to be a success, although growth has not been at the same high pace, up three per cent in April compared to last year.

The number of landings at Stockholm Arlanda in April was 9,774, which is a one per cent increase compared to the same month in 2014. Total landings during the period January–April were 35,911, which is a two per cent increase compared to the same period last year.