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Traffic continues to grow at Göteborg Landvetter

2015-10-07, kl. 09:20

Passenger volume continues to rise at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Statistics for the month of September show a 21 per cent increase compared to the same month a year ago. London is by far the favourite destination of travellers in western Sweden – passenger volume to London has increased 70 per cent in one year.

A total of 598,885 passengers flew to or from Göteborg Landvetter Airport in September 2015, up 21 per cent compared to September 2014. That is the second highest figure ever for a single month (June 2015: 599,094). Even excluding the traffic transferred from Säve Airport, volume increased about 4 per cent in September.

International traffic at Göteborg Landvetter in September was up 26 per cent compared to last year, for a total of 450,150 passengers. Excluding the additional traffic from Säve Airport, international passenger volume was up 3 per cent.

“People in western Sweden are spending more money on experiences, which is clearly reflected in the large increase in passengers to London, a global city that is located just two hours from Gothenburg. Football breaks, shopping and the English pub culture are very appealing to people in western Sweden and a good reason to make a visit,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

Four airlines now fly from Göteborg Landvetter to three different London airports.

There was also a significant increase in domestic traffic, with a total of 148,735 passengers in September. That is the highest figure for domestic volume ever at Göteborg Landvetter and an increase of 8 per cent compared to the same period last year (excluding Säve traffic, the increase was 7 per cent).

“The fact that traffic is growing at Göteborg Landvetter means that we at Swedavia and the airlines are adapting the offering to this demand. For instance, we recently opened a new parking facility with an additional 530 parking spaces. Along with an increase in the frequency of flights to London, a number of new routes are also being launched in October from Göteborg Landvetter – SAS will fly to Paris and Brussels while Ryanair will fly to Warsaw,” Ms Ljunggren notes.

A total of 4,674,522 passengers have flown to or from Göteborg Landvetter Airport so far in 2015.