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Swedavia Airports Greeted Almost 2.5 Million Passengers In March

March saw a rise in travelers using Swedavia’s airports, reaching nearly 2.5 million passengers. International flights gain momentum with a 5 percent hike from the previous year. Domestic flights, however, experienced a dip due to the early Easter, leading to reduced local travel demand.

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Key growth airports include Stockholm Arlanda, Göteborg Landvetter, and Kiruna, which have experienced the highest passenger increase. As spring unfolds, airlines are ramping up their offerings in Sweden, introducing new summer flights. Notably, Delta Air Lines is set to revive its direct route from Arlanda to New York in April.

“Demand for international travel continued to increase, while domestic travel was weaker, especially during Easter, with the exception of Kiruna Airport, where both international and domestic travel increased during the month. Our airline customers continue to gradually strengthen our range of routes and destinations ahead of the summer season, which is positive for Sweden’s connectivity. Air travel enables people to meet and benefits the tourism industry in Sweden while meeting the market demand for international travel for work and leisure, to meet family and friends and to create new experiences,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, Director of Marketing and commercial development at Swedavia.

New Restaurants And Shops At Gothenburg Landvetter Airport

At the end of March, Göteborg Landvetter Airport inaugurated its new commercial offering, with more options and greater variety. Twenty new restaurants, cafés, and shops are now open to the airport’s passengers.

Swedavia Airports Open New Routes For Summer

Swedavia’s ten airports are set to expand their summer programs with many new routes and destinations in 2024. Travelers can look forward to about 14 fresh routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and 8 from Göteborg Landvetter, adding roughly 10 exciting new destinations to their itineraries. SAS is launching a direct route from Stockholm Arlanda to Seville, while Norwegian introduces Stockholm Arlanda to Bari and Göteborg Landvetter to Dubrovnik among their latest offerings.

New routes – March:

  • Stockholm Arlanda-Dubrovnik with Ryanair
  • Stockholm Arlanda-Vilnius with Ryanair
  • Stockholm Arlanda-Bergen with Finnair
  • Göteborg Landvetter-Sarajevo with Ryanair
  • Gothenburg Landvetter-Brussels with Ryanair
  • Gothenburg Landvetter-Rome with Ryanair

New Routes – April:

  • Stockholm Arlanda-Rhodes with Ryanair
  • Gothenburg Landvetter-Mallorca with Norwegian

Passenger Traffic Figures At Swedavia Airports

In March, Swedavia’s ten airports welcomed approximately 2.5 million passengers, matching the figures from March 2023. International flights saw a 5 percent rise, with 1.8 million travelers, while domestic flights witnessed an 11 percent drop to nearly 685,000 passengers. Overall, the traffic for March stood at 76 percent compared to the same month before the pandemic in 2019.

At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, over 1.7 million travelers arrived and departed in March, marking a 3 percent increase since March 2023. International traffic climbed 7 percent to more than 1.4 million passengers, but domestic figures fell by 13 percent to around 293,000. The airport’s activity for the month reached 83 percent of the levels before COVID-19.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport reported close to 374,000 passengers in March, a 3 percent hike from the previous year. International passenger numbers increased by 7 percent to around 325,000, whereas domestic passenger numbers decreased by 16 percent to about 49,000. The airport’s traffic was at 76 percent of what it was before the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the performance at Swedavia’s other airports varied in March. Kiruna led the regional airports, drawing close to 27,000 passengers. Umeå Airport and Visby Airport followed, ranking second and third for passenger numbers compared to the previous year. However, Malmö Airport and Bromma Stockholm Airport lagged in growth for the month.

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