In October, air travel demand remained strong, with 2.9 million passengers flying through Swedavia‘s ten airports. This represents a 6 percent increase compared to the same month last year and 81 percent of pre-pandemic levels.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport served 1.9 million passengers, showing an 8 percent increase in international travel and a 3 percent increase in domestic travel. Göteborg Landvetter Airport experienced a 10 percent growth in passenger numbers, driven by a 12 percent increase in international travel. However, Malmö Airport and Bromma Stockholm Airport saw a slight decline in domestic travel.
A Strong Start to Autumn
The autumn holiday season started well, especially for international travel within Europe. However, domestic travel is recovering at a slower pace. Starting in October, Wizz Air began operating as a new airline at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and several new international routes were added for the winter season. Additionally, TUI introduced a charter route from Luleе Airport to Tenerife in early November.
Despite external challenges, passenger volume at Swedavia’s airports saw a 6 percent growth in October. In-person meetings remain a priority, leading to increased international travel within Europe. However, domestic travel is still around 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels.
Notable airline news includes the introduction of seasonal winter routes by Ryanair and the launch of new routes by SAS. Furthermore, Swedavia’s regional airports, such as Luleе Airport, are experiencing a strong recovery, almost reaching pre-pandemic levels.
Overall, the air travel trend in October highlighted the industry’s resilience, with certain airports and routes showing notable growth.
October Traffic at Swedavia
More detailed information about Swedavia’s traffic figures and statistics is available (in Swedish) on Swedavia’s website: Statistics | About Swedavia
Tips for passengers before flying through Swedavia Airports: Get a good start to your journey | Stockholm Arlanda Airport (swedavia.com)