Ryanair continues to expand in Sweden with a new base and some 20 new routes at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
The Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair continues to invest in the Swedish market by setting up a new base and launching some twenty new direct routes at Stockholm Arlanda Airport ahead of the 2021 winter season, in addition to two domestic routes to Gothenburg and Malmö. Ryanair continues to expand also at Göteborg Landvetter Airport and will also resume service to Malmö Airport.
Swedavia’s First Quarter 2021 interim report: Dramatic decline in traffic and continued heavy losses despite measures and aid
Swedavia’s first quarter results were strongly affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on travel. During the period, travel at the company’s airports decreased 86 per cent, thus making it the fourth straight quarter that Swedavia has reported a loss. Operating profit was SEK -381 M. The company’s net revenue decreased 63 per cent to SEK 457 M (SEK 1,245 M).
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for March 2021
In March, nearly 341,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s airports, a 90 per cent decrease compared to corresponding pre-pandemic passenger levels in March 2019. Compared to March 2020, which was also greatly affected by the pandemic, the decrease was 74 per cent. Overall, air travel remains at historically low levels, and market prospects are still uncertain due to the course of the pandemic.
Norwegian returning to Sweden and Stockholm Arlanda with three direct routes
Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) is back at Stockholm Arlanda after nearly a five-month pause during the pandemic. Over the Easter holidays, Norwegian quietly started operations, launching non-stop service to Alicante, Malaga and Oslo, all with two weekly departures.
Swedavia reaches milestone in its climate work – Swedavia’s own airport operations now fossil-free
Just before the end of last year, Swedavia became one of the first airport operators in the world to have the operations it runs under its own management at its ten airports be fossil-free. The company notes this milestone in its Annual and Sustainability Report 2020. Swedavia is now extending that work to supporting other companies and organisations at its airports in transforming their operation
Wizz Air to invest further at Malmö Airport with a new direct route to Albania in time for the summer season
The Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air sees new opportunities in the Swedish market and is expanding its range of destinations from the Greater Copenhagen region and Malmö Airport with a new route to the Balkan Peninsula and the Albanian capital of Tirana.
Transavia France to set up operations in Sweden with new direct route to Montpellier from Stockholm Arlanda Airport
The French low-cost carrier Transavia France will set up operations in the Swedish market for the first time with non-stop service from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the city of Montpellier on the southern coast of France.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for February 2021
During February, 271,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 90 per cent compared to February last year, when Swedavia had 2,631,000 passengers. The deterioration in the air travel market continued in February, with a weaker trend primarily in international travel.
Vueling returns to Göteborg Landvetter this summer with non-stop service to Barcelona
The Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines sees opportunities in the Swedish market and will relaunch its route between Barcelona and Göteborg Landvetter Airport in mid-June with two weekly departures.
Swedavia’s Year-End Report 2020: Historic loss due to pandemic – despite early, forceful measures
Swedavia’s Year-End Report for 2020 is dominated by the historic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on air travel and Swedavia’s own operations. Swedavia entered the crisis with a good financial position and carried out drastic measures, but is nonetheless reporting a pre-tax loss of almost 1.7 billion Swedish kronor. The pandemic has also dominated the start of 2021, with very low passenger levels.
Wizz Air investing further at Göteborg Landvetter with new direct route to Sarajevo ahead of the summer season
The Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air develops new opportunities in the Swedish market by expanding its range of destinations from Göteborg Landvetter Airport with a new non-stop service to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for January 2021
During January, 342,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 87 per cent compared to January 2020, when Swedavia had 2,670,000 passengers. Air travel in January continued to be strongly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and new travel restrictions. Despite ongoing vaccination efforts, air travel is expected to be sharply limited in the months ahead.