Swedavia taking measures to ensure its competitiveness and meet changed market conditions

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 08:14 GMT

Swedavia is laying off 125 employees as a result of an ongoing change and efficiency programme. The measures are aimed at ensuring Swedavia’s cost-effectiveness and long-term competitiveness.

– We are now creating conditions to remain competitive and in order to develop our operations in the long term. In an industry that has narrow margins, we also need to adapt to a changing world with decelerating passenger growth that both we and our customers are facing, says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia.

The layoffs were announced on January 15 and include jobs in the Group’s corporate units as well as at Swedavia’s airports, but mainly in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

– We will work to make it easier for the employees affected to get a new job quickly, in part through a partnership with TRR [a Swedish non-profit foundation that provides expertise to redundant workers], notes Jonas Abrahamsson.

Negotiations with Swedish trade unions will begin at once. The aim is for the measures to be implemented by the end of June 2019. Swedavia today has about 3,100 employees.

– As an airport operator and property developer, we need to be attractive to our customers, both here and now and in the long term. We are now continuing our change journey with a focus on running and developing the most climate-smart airports in the world, Jonas Abrahamsson concludes.


For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office, telephone +46 (0)10-10 90 100 or press@swedavia.se

Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of our business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of over 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and some 3,100 employees.

Swedavia is laying off 125 employees as a result of an ongoing change and efficiency programme. The measures are aimed at ensuring Swedavia’s cost-effectiveness and long-term competitiveness.

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New direct route from Malmö to the beautiful weekend destination of Ohrid, Macedonia

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2019 12:00 GMT

The carrier Wizz Air is launching its latest direct route, which will operate twice weekly between Malmö Airport and the city of Ohrid, with its lovely lakeside location, in the Republic of Macedonia. The new air link will debut on March 18, 2019, and then operate on Mondays and Fridays with an Airbus A320.

Passenger statistics for December and full-year 2018

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2019 08:30 GMT

More than 42 million passengers flew to or from one of Swedavia’s ten airports in 2018, representing a minor increase in passenger numbers compared to 2017. The number of international passengers increased with nearly 2 per cent, while the number of domestic passengers decreased with nearly 3 per cent. For December passenger traffic decreased nearly 2 per cent compared the same period last year.

Biofuel used for refuelling at five Swedavia airports

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 08:00 GMT

Starting 19 December bio aviation fuel will be used for a couple of days at Swedish airports Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport, Bromma Stockholm Airport, Visby Airport and Luleå Airport. Swedavia is one of only a few companies in the world that have been supplied with aviation biofuel during 2018.

Swea chatbot launched at Swedavia’s airports

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2018 05:55 GMT

It will soon be Christmas, one of the most hectic travel periods at Swedavia. To make things easier for all travellers before their journey and at the airport, Swedavia is now launching the AI-based chatbot Swea, the first to make an appearance at any Nordic airport. Swea is available around the clock to answer questions about your flight and services available at the airport.

Qatar Airways new direct route inaugurated at Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2018 17:13 GMT

The five-star carrier Qatar Airways, which was named the top airline in the world in 2017, has now inaugurated their direct route between Doha and Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The non-stop service is operated five times a week with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Through Doha, leisure and business travellers in western Sweden will be able to continue on to the carrier’s 160 destinations worldwide.

Passenger statistics for November 2018

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 14:00 GMT

In November, 3,243,000 passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of nearly two per cent compared to the same month last year. During the period January-November, there were a total of 39,051,000 passengers, the same level as last year.

Swedavia signs security service agreement with Securitas for Göteborg Landvetter Airport

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 13:45 GMT

Swedevia has signed an agreement with Securitas in providing security services at Göteborg Landvetter Airport starting 1 May 2019. Göteborg Landvetter Airport is Sweden’s second largest airport, with about seven million passengers a year.

Swedavia publishes its passenger statistics for October 2018

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 14:05 GMT

A total of 3,702,000 passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports in October, a decrease of about 1 per cent compared to the same month last year. However, during the period January-October, passenger volume increased somewhat in comparison to 35,808,000 passengers.


The number of international passengers at Swedavia’s airports in October was essentially unchanged, with a total of 2,417,000 passengers. However, domestic travel was down almost 4 per cent to 1,285,000 passengers.

So far this year, for the period January-October, international travel increased more than 2 per cent while domestic travel saw a decrease of 3 per cent.
At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Swedavia’s largest airport, which accounts for the bulk of both domestic and International traffic, total passenger volume fell about 1 per cent to 2,335,000 in October. International traffic was largely unchanged, whereas domestic traffic fell 5 per cent.

At Göteborg Landvetter Airport, passenger volume was largely unchanged in October, at 604,000 passengers. At Swedavia’s other airports, primarily the regional ones, passenger volume fell both in October and overall during the period January-October compared to the same period last year.

Traffic statistics for Swedavia’s airports are available at www.swedavia.se (in Swedish) under “Om Swedavia/Om Swedavia/Statistik”: https://www.swedavia.se/om-swedavia/statistik/

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 010-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se

Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of our business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of over 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and some 3,100 employees.

A total of 3,702,000 passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports in October, a decrease of about 1 per cent compared to the same month last year. However, during the period January-October, passenger volume increased somewhat in comparison to 35,808,000 passengers.

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New Airport VIP Service inaugurated at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2018 10:33 GMT

Stockholm Arlanda Airport will be developed into the leading airport in Scandinavia. Investments of 15 billion Swedish kronor are planned through 2025. As part of this work, Airport VIP Service’s new premises – with 2,000 square metres of floor space and a Nordic-inspired decor designed by the architecture firm Tengbom – were inaugurated today.

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Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of our business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of just over 5.7 billion Swedish kronor and some 3,100 employees.

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