Subjects: Freight, Transport
Increased connectivity to Thailand from Stockholm Arlanda Airport - Thai Airways resumes non-stop service to Phuket
Thai Airways sees increased demand and restarts traffic at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Phuket for the winter season. At the same time, they are increasing the number of departures to the capital Bangkok.
Swedavia to open additional terminal at Stockholm Arlanda – increased air traffic and new operations being launched
Swedavia has decided to open another terminal at Stockholm Arlanda Airport starting October 26. In addition to Terminal 5, Terminal 2 is now also being placed in operation. The decision was made as a result of increased air travel and investments in operations at Arlanda by a number of airlines during the autumn.
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.
More low-cost routes to France from Stockholm Arlanda – Transavia France to expand with new non-stop service to Lyon this winter
The French low-cost carrier Transavia France will expand at Stockholm Arlanda and enhance access with another route to France from the Swedish market, with service to Lyon, the country’s third largest city.
Vueling to expand at Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter – will launch two new direct routes from Sweden to Paris
The Spanish low cost carrier Vueling is adding to its range of services available between Sweden and France and will launch a new direct route from both Stockholm Arlanda and Göteborg Landvetter to the French capital in November.
Swedavia continues to develop Logistics Park 1 – sells building rights at Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Swedavia is selling building rights at Göteborg Landvetter Airport to the buyer North Park Fastigheter AB. This is Swedavia’s second straight sale in the airport’s logistics area within a short time, given the continued strong demand for logistics properties.
Further low-cost expansion at Stockholm Arlanda – Eurowings to make major investment, set up new base and add twenty new European routes
The German low-cost carrier Eurowings continues to invest in the Swedish market and will set up a new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport for the summer 2022 season. The carrier, owned by Lufthansa, will expand its range of destinations and improve access from Stockholm, adding twenty new direct routes in Europe.
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.
Finnair to make major investment in Sweden with intercontinental service from Stockholm Arlanda – increased access to Asia and US
The Finnish carrier Finnair sees international opportunities in the Swedish market and is setting up a new base at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. At the same time, it is launching three new long-haul routes for the winter season, to Bangkok, Phuket and Miami.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for June 2021
The aviation market is still dominated by the pandemic but at the same time shows new signs of a recovery, with the number of passengers in June reaching the highest level for a single month since March 2020.
Swedavia sells building rights at Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Swedavia has sold two companies that own land in Airport City Göteborg at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. The buyer is Zeppelin Sverige AB, exclusive distributor for Caterpillar Inc. in Sweden. The sale is in line with Swedavia’s strategy to create value by successfully developing properties close to its airports in order to reinvest in the airports’ development and competitiveness.
New test centre for Covid-19 PCR and Antigen tests at Malmö Airport
As the world now slowly opens up, we see that more and more people want to travel again, and there is strong demand from passengers and airlines for the chance to take PCR and antibody tests and to have travel certificates issued at the airport.
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.
Swedavia’s Kiruna Airport first to introduce remote air traffic services – key step in Swedavia’s digitisation strategy and the airports of the future
Kiruna Airport is the first of Swedavia’s airports to introduce remote tower services. Starting Tuesday, June 1, air traffic at the airport will be managed from Stockholm Arlanda and the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration’s new remote tower centre. The plan is for three more Swedavia airports to start remote air traffic services before the end of 2022.
Göteborg Landvetter Airport to double hotel capacity with new Scandic Landvetter – new opportunities for meetings and conferences
On May 31, the new Hotel Scandic Landvetter, located close to the terminal, will open at Göteborg Landvetter Airport. As a result, the number of hotel rooms at the airport will double and at the same time provide brand-new opportunities for various meetings and conferences at the airport itself.
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.
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.