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International travel up for the 59th straight month

Aerial view of Stockholm Arlanda Airport
2015-04-10, kl. 10:38

The trend of ever higher international passenger volume at Stockholm Arlanda Airport continued during the first quarter of 2015. International travel increased four per cent compared to the same period in 2014, with the growth trend unbroken since April 2010. However, the number of domestic passengers fell two per cent compared to the first quarter of 2014.

During the first quarter of 2015, international traffic at Stockholm Arlanda Airport rose four per cent to a total of 3.7 million passengers, while domestic travel fell two per cent to 1.2 million passengers. A total of almost 4.9 million passengers flew to or from Stockholm Arlanda during the first quarter of the year, which is a two per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

March showed the same trend – 1,813,426 passengers flew to or from Stockholm Arlanda in March, which is a two per cent increase compared to March 2014. International passenger volume was up three per cent to 1,360,239 in March, while domestic passenger volume was down three per cent to 453,187. The number of landings fell three per cent compared to March last year.

“Passenger growth in 2014 was exceptionally strong, with double-digit growth in both international and domestic travel in the beginning of the year. So the fact that we now see a slowdown in the growth rate is just natural,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

In the past five years, over 30 per cent more passengers have chosen to fly via Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Since 2010, international passenger volume has increased 34 per cent, while domestic passenger volume is up more than 26 per cent.