Subjects: Economy, Finance
Enhanced access for passengers with new runway lighting and approach system at Åre Östersund Airport
A new runway lighting and approach system has now been inaugurated at Åre Östersund Airport. The new infrastructure will provide enhanced access for the region’s passengers, since it will enable aircraft to take off and land even in poor visibility conditions with fog at the airport, which was not previously possible.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for September 2021
In September, more than 1.4 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 61 per cent compared to September 2019, before the Covid pandemic. In September, the recovery in air travel stalled somewhat, but the easing of restrictions in Sweden and in many other countries at the end of the month now paves the way for increased travel.
Finnair expands accessibility to the US from Stockholm Arlanda – adds new connections to Los Angeles and New York
Finnish airline Finnair will strengthen its North American services from the new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport ahead of the winter season and is launching two new long-haul routes to Los Angeles and New York. Finnair will also introduce direct routes from Stockholm to Miami, Phuket and Bangkok, as previously announced.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for August 2021
In August, nearly 1.5 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, which corresponds to a decrease of 60 per cent compared to the same period before the Covid pandemic, in August 2019. The recovery in air travel continued for the second straight month as passenger volume reached the highest level since the start of the pandemic. However, some slowdown in the recovery is now seen.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for July 2021
In July, more than 1.4 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, which corresponds to a decrease of over 60 per cent compared to the same period before the pandemic, July 2019. However, the demand for flights continues to recover with more people being given the opportunity to travel as societies open up and vaccination programmes are rolled out.
Swedavia’s investment in sustainable aviation fuel continues – six partners included in this year’s procurement
For the second straight year, Swedavia has invited a number of companies and other organisations to take part in a coordinated tender for sustainable aviation fuel in an effort to reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from its own air travel for business purposes.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for May 2021
In May, 446,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s airports, a decrease of 88 per cent compared to May 2019, before the pandemic, when Swedavia had 3,636,000 passengers. Domestic traffic fared somewhat better than international traffic, but demand for flights continued to be strongly affected by the pandemic. Despite the uncertain situation, there are now rays of hope and early signs of a recovery.
Eurowings to invest further in Sweden and launch operations at Malmö Airport with a new direct route to the Balkans this summer
The German low cost carrier Eurowings sees opportunities in the Swedish market and is expanding its range of destinations on offer from the Öresund region and Malmö with a new air link to the capital of Kosovo and the country’s biggest city, Pristina.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for April 2021
In April, nearly 369,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s airports, an 89 per cent decrease compared to the number of passengers in April 2019, before the pandemic. Compared to April 2020, air travel increased, though from extremely low levels. Overall, air travel is still strongly limited and dominated by the pandemic.
SAS opens new direct route between London Heathrow and Luleå, Swedish Lapland
SAS, Scandinavian Airlines, in conjunction with Swedish Lapland Visitors Board and Luleå Airport, has announced the launch of a new seasonal route for winter 2021-2, which will open a direct connection between London Heathrow and Luleå Airport.
Air Dolomiti to set up operations in Sweden with new direct route to Ronneby Airport from Frankfurt
Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of the Lufthansa Group, will set up operations in the Swedish market for the first time with a multileg service from the German hub Frankfurt to Ronneby and Kalmar on the south-east coast of Sweden.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for December and for the full-year 2020
During December, 408,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 86 per cent compared to 2,852,000 passengers for the same period in 2019. The full-year was strongly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with a decrease of more than 30 million passengers, meaning air travel in Sweden during 2020 was back to levels last seen in the early 1980s.
Swedavia secures financing through Nordic Investment Bank
Swedavia and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have signed a SEK 500 million loan agreement. The seven-year SEK 500 million (approximately EUR 49 million) loan agreement is a Covid-19 response loan aimed at facilitating financing for industries heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for November 2020
During November, 386,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 87 per cent compared to 3,001,000 passengers for the same period last year. Due to the increased spread of Covid-19, combined with new restrictions, what was already very limited demand for air travel further weakened in November.