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Passenger record in May for Umeå Airport

2013-06-20, kl. 12:14

For the second time in the airport's 50-year history, more than 100,000 passengers flew to and from Umeå Airport. The last time this happened was in May last year.

A total of 104,534 passengers flew to and from Umeå Airport in May, an increase of 4.1 per cent or 4,135 passengers compared to last year. International traffic, up 36.8 per cent, accounted for most of the increase.

"This fantastic increase is very gratifying, especially with respect to international traffic. It shows that people in the region want to fly non-stop to the sun and warmth from their home airport," says a pleased Bengt-Ove Lindgren, airport director at Umeå Airport.

"We have to thank everyone for the fact that we broke our passenger record while carrying out a refurbishment of the airport – the companies and organisations at the airport as well as passengers who visited us during this period. It is always a challenge to run regular operations during refurbishment work, and setting a passenger record makes this even more challenging," Mr Lindgren adds.

16 destinations from Umeå Airport in 2013

In 2013 Umeå Airport has offered passengers the option of travelling to 16 destinations: Kiruna, Luleå, Östersund, Stockholm Arlanda, Bromma Stockholm, Visby, Antalya, Marmaris, Bodrum, Crete, Croatia, Mallorca, Alicante, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Egypt.

Traffic statistics for Umeå Airport and Swedavia's other airports can be found under "Press" and "Traffic statistics".