International travel is experiencing the greatest growth at Sweden’s second largest airport. In May 2014, a passenger record of 326,935 people flying to or from Göteborg Landvetter was set. That is an increase of 8 per cent compared to May last year. A record was also set for international travel for the period January-May, 1,417,593 people, an increase of just over two per cent compared to the same period last year.
“We have seen how demand for air travel has risen steadily this year, which we are naturally pleased about. We are also working on several levels to meet this growth – the collaboration go:CONNECT for more non-stop destinations, our application for a new environmental permit, and the development of our terminal area. On June 25, among other changes, we will open up the area between the international and domestic departure halls,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
Domestic travel in May fell 2 per cent in passenger numbers, to 131,346. However, statistics show a rising trend in domestic travel over the first five months of the year. Some 585,195 people flew domestically to or from Göteborg Landvetter from January to May this year (+5 per cent).
For the first time, the total number of passengers during the first five months of the year surpassed the two million mark, more precisely 2,002,788 people, a 5 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Total passenger volume in May also set a record, 458,281 passengers, up 5 per cent.
The number of landings in May 2014 was 2,640, the same level as in May last year. The number of landings for January to May was 12,242, an increase of 1 per cent compared to the same period last year.