2011 was a record year for Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Never before have so many passengers flown to and from the airport in a single year. With close to 775,000 more passengers in 2011 compared to 2010, the total number of passengers was 4,906,556 – an increase of 19 per cent compared to the previous year.
The number of passengers also continued to rise in December at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The final month of the year saw an increase of 12 per cent, making 2011 the best year ever, with 4,906,556 passengers. That is an increase of 19 per cent compared to 2010.
“This is very strong growth, which shows that, through good cooperation with our region, we have created an attractive airport with a range of direct routes that our passengers appreciate. It also shows that access and an investment in flight connections are important to western Sweden,” says Olle Sundin, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter.
In 2011, 3,613,815 people flew internationally, an increase of 17 per cent, while 1,292,741 flew domestically, an increase of 24 per cent compared to 2010. The number of landings was 34,742, up 14 per cent compared to the previous year.
The most frequented destinations during the year were Stockholm, with 1,163,719 passengers, followed by London, with 335,427. The top charter destination on that list is Antalya, Turkey, with 175,353 passengers in 2011. The substantial increase in passengers to and from Stockholm, up 25 per cent compared to 2010, is due largely to the expanded range of airlines operating during the year.
“We are pleased that the wide range of flights from SAS, Malmö Aviation and Norwegian meets passenger demand for a reliable, quick and efficient way to serve this area,” says Annika Hilmersson, head of information at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
Icelandair and Norwegian were new airlines added at Göteborg Landvetter Airport in 2011. Norwegian launched service to ten destinations, both domestic and international, during the year.
In order to meet this growing traffic, Swedavia is now developing Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The new security checkpoint for international passengers recently opened, the domestic security checkpoint had a facelift, and in late 2012/early 2013 the refurbishment of the international departure hall will be complete, including a 1,000 square metre expansion, renovation and modernisation.
Top ten destinations in 2011
(number of passengers in 2011, per cent increase over 2010)
1. Stockholm (1,163,719, +25%)
2. London (335,427, +103%)
3. Frankfurt (320,400, +17%)
4. Copenhagen (283,600, +1%)
5. Amsterdam (275,720, +4%)
6. Helsinki (180,247, +11%)
7. Antalya (175,354, +2%)
8. Munich (156,020, +2%)
9. Berlin (131,735, +42%)
10. Paris (126,565, +6%)
Statistics include comparisons with 2010. More detailed statistics are available at www.swedavia.se under “Press” and “Statistics”.