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Göteborg Landvetter sets passenger record

2014-01-10, kl. 15:03

According to passenger statistics for the full-year 2013 now being released, Göteborg Landvetter Airport had the largest number of passengers in the history of the airport. A total of 5,004,093 people flew to or from Göteborg Landvetter in 2013, an increase of 3 per cent compared to 2012. The previous record was set in 2011, when the airport had 4,906,556 passengers.

“I am pleased and proud that we have achieved another milestone, surpassing our dream mark of five million passengers in one year. That indicates the great need our region has for the access air travel provides, both for passengers from western Sweden and for those travelling here from other countries. The airport is an essential requirement for both tourism and businesses in the region, and we continue to develop our offering of destinations from Göteborg Landvetter,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

International traffic accounted for the largest increase in 2013. A total of 3,685,824 people flew internationally from Göteborg Landvetter during the year, an increase of 4 per cent compared to 2012. December was the best month in the airport’s history in terms of the number of international passengers (262,526, +2%).

For the full-year 2013, 1,318 269 people flew domestically, which is an increase of 1 per cent compared to 2012. The number of domestic passengers in December 2013 was 102,989 (+14%).

In the past year, the departure hall for international travellers was refurbished and an additional 1,000 square metres of shops and restaurants now enhance the airport’s offering. A number of new destinations have been added, and more destinations are planned for 2014. Examples of partners that the airport began collaborating with during the year are the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Liseberg Amusement Park and the art centre Röda Stens Konsthall. In 2013, the airport also had the most satisfied passengers ever – 79 per cent are very satisfied with the airport.