Sweden is the most populous country in Scandinavia, with 9,500,000 inhabitants, and has strong economic growth. Sweden is also the main Scandinavian market for multinational companies. For instance, H&M, Ericsson, Volvo and SKF developed their operations here. Foreign companies like Bosch, Mercedes Benz and IBM also have major operations in Sweden.
Sweden has many visitors. Over the past ten years, the number of tourists has increased by over 100 per cent, and today the country has close to 15 million foreign overnight stays a year. Sweden attracts visitors with its centuries of history, its cities with a modern pulse and Scandinavian flair, and its unique nature, offering mountains and open landscape, sandy beaches and cliffs, and lakes and waterways for both activities and pleasure.
By starting up passenger service and air cargo routes, you have access to all of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region, with its more than 100 million inhabitants.
5 per cent passenger growth during 2015
In 2015, 37,6 million people travelled to and from Swedavia’s airports, a passenger growth of 5 per cent compared to 2014. Total traffic is divided fairly evenly between business and leisure travel, with 40 per cent of passengers flying on business.
The largest air cargo market in Scandinavia
Sweden is the largest air cargo market in Scandinavia, with some 300,000 tonnes in annual air cargo tonnage. Sweden is such a large air cargo market because of the country’s strong export industry. About 50 per cent of Sweden’s GDP today is linked to exports, almost twice the global average. Three of Swedavia’s ten airports today have extensive air cargo operations and heavy cargo air service: Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Malmö Airport.