Subjects: Infrastructure, Communication
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.
Swedavia continues preparations to handle electric aircraft – inauguration of new infrastructure for electric aircraft at Visby Airport
On Friday, October 1, Visby Airport’s new charging infrastructure for electric aircraft will be inaugurated. The inauguration of the new electric aircraft charging stations is taking place in conjunction with the first electric aircraft also landing at the airport.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.