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Swedavia’s traffic statistics for December and the full year 2019

Press release   •   Jan 10, 2020 08:30 CET

Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Victoria Ström.

In 2019 more than 40 million passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports, representing a 4 per cent decrease compared to the 2018 all-time high record of more than 42 million passengers. The decrease was primarily in domestic travel, while international travel overall decreased to a lesser extent. International traffic increased at a number Swedavia’s airports, notably at Göteborg Landvetter Airport, Sweden’s second biggest.

More than 40 million passengers in all flew to or from Swedavia’s airports in 2019, a 4 per cent decrease compared to 2018, when for the first time ever Swedavia had more than 42 million passengers. The number of international passengers decreased 2 per cent to nearly 28 million, while the number of domestic passengers totalled about 12.4 million, a 9 per cent decrease compared to 2018.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden’s largest airport, had more than 25.6 million passengers in 2019, which is a 4 per cent decrease compared to 2018. International travel decreased 4 per cent, and domestic travel decreased 8 per cent.

At Göteborg Landvetter Airport, passenger volume decreased by a total of 2 per cent compared to 2018 to nearly 6.7 million. However, international traffic, which accounts for the bulk of traffic at the airport, continued to grow to nearly 5.5 million passengers.

Along with Göteborg Landvetter, a number of Swedavia’s airports saw an increase in international traffic, but all of Swedavia’s ten airports showed a decrease in domestic travel during the year.

In December, nearly 2.9 million passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 4 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, which is in line with the trend for the year. International traffic decreased 2 per cent during the month, while domestic traffic decreased 7 per cent compared to December 2018, which is a somewhat smaller decrease compared to the figure for the full-year 2019.

At Stockholm Arlanda, both international and domestic traffic decreased in December. International traffic increased during the month at a number of airports, including Göteborg Landvetter, showing continued growth. Domestic traffic however decreased at all airports except Kiruna Airport and Visby Airport in December.

For many years, Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work. All ten of its airports shall have zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to bio fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Since 2016, Swedavia buys bio jet fuel equivalent to the amount the company uses on flights for business purposes, about 450 tonnes of fuel a year.

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

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at tel. +46 10-109 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.