The future Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Airport City Göteborg are taking shape
In September 2017, Swedavia broke ground on the largest expansion in the history of Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Today, another major step was taken towards what will be the airport of the future and Airport City Göteborg.
Tuesday was the official launch of the airport’s Terminal Expansion North project, which means that construction is now under way on both the north and south side of the terminal at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Terminal Expansion North includes preparations for a new, single security checkpoint, a new baggage facility that will house larger X-ray equipment and a new environmentally certified seven-storey hotel close to the terminal which will be operated by Scandic.
“We continue to develop the Göteborg Landvetter Airport of the future as western Sweden’s gateway to the world, and we can do this very much thanks to the fine collaboration we have with stakeholders in the region. The hotel is an important piece of the puzzle since the hotel’s public areas will be integrated with the future check-in hall. The airport’s expansion is necessary to meet the need for the air travel of the future,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia.
Instead of the traditional ground-breaking ceremony, Swedavia, the building contractor Peab and the hotel operator Scandic each placed their own item for the future in a time capsule. The capsule will be encased in cement for the new terminal building later on.
The hotel operator Scandic chose to bury a water bottle made of recycled glass and a text about how they view sustainability.
The building contractor Peab’s contribution to the capsule was an engraved handshake made of solid bronze. The handshake has always been of great value to Peab and is the symbol of keeping one’s promise. In this case, the promise includes building with a focus on the environment and on people while giving top priority to the safety and security of employees and the airport’s visitors.
On Swedavia’s behalf, Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, buried an action plan for fossil-free travel that the air transport industry recently submitted to the Swedish government.
“Almost exactly one year ago, fossil-free aviation fuel was used to refuel aircraft for the first time at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. But there is currently a limited supply. We want more companies, public institutions and private individuals to follow in our steps and buy bio fuel for their air travel. It is our hope that fossil-free fuel will be the only option in the future. Together we can make domestic air travel fossil-free by as early as 2030,” says Charlotte Ljunggren.
Swedavia is developing the airports of the future – bigger, more accessible and more modern. The goal is to provide smoother and more inspired travel experiences, create the most important meeting places in Scandinavia, be an international role model in sustainability and create growth for Sweden.Total planned investment at Göteborg Landvetter Airport is expected to be 3 billion Swedish kronor for 2016-2025.
The photo shows the new seven-storey hotel at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. Photo: Wingårdhs.