2013-09-06, kl. 10:38
During the summer of 2013, people in western Sweden were keen to travel abroad, despite a lovely summer back home. In August, the number of international passengers at Göteborg Landvetter was 347,459, an increase of 8 per cent compared to August 2013. June and July were also record months for passenger volume at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, making the period June-August 2013 the best summer ever in terms of passenger volume.
“It is mainly charter travel that is lifting our figures to record levels this summer, but new destinations and airlines have also helped to increase the number of departures for the year,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
The number of international passengers so far in 2013 is 2,495,846, which is an increase of 4 per cent compared to the same period in 2012.
The number of domestic passengers also increased in August by 2 per cent compared to August 2012 to 94,393. A total of 811,997 people have flown within the country to and from Göteborg Landvetter.
During the first eight months of the year, a total of 3,307,843 people flew to or from Göteborg Landvetter Airport. That is an increase of 3 per cent compared to January-August 2012.
The number of landings was up 7 per cent in August to 2,551.
“The fact that more and more people are flying from Göteborg Landvetter Airport demonstrates the large demand for international access in our region. We are working hard, together with many other organisations in the region, to ensure that there are more destinations and departures to choose from for all our passengers,” Ms Ljunggren adds.