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 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
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.
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’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.
TUI to invest in Swedish domestic air travel and launch six new direct routes to ski resort Sälen
One of Sweden’s biggest tour operators, TUI, is expanding its offering at Swedavia’s Stockholm Arlanda, Göteborg Landvetter and Malmö Airports. The company is launching new direct routes to Scandinavian Mountains Airport in Sälen in time for the winter season.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for September 2020
During September, 643,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 83 per cent compared to 3,678,000 passengers during the same month last year. Domestic travel decreased to a lesser extent than international travel, but the recovery stagnated during the month and demand for flights remained at historically low levels as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stockholm is the third-biggest hub in Europe for global headquarters
The capital of Sweden is home to 22 global multinational corporations, a figure making Stockholm the third most popular city in Europe when opening a global headquarter, according to a new report. Foreign companies account for 85 percent of all the headquarters in Stockholm.
Swedavia submits requested impact assessment on possible early closure of Bromma Stockholm Airport to its owner
Swedavia today submitted the overall conclusions of an impact assessment, based on the company’s commercial considerations, of a possible political decision to close Bromma Stockholm Airport ahead of time. The assessment was carried out at the owner’s request and was submitted to Sweden’s Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for June 2020
In June, 179,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 95 per cent compared to the same month last year, when there were 3,845,000 passengers. For the third straight month, air travel was strongly affected by the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Some traffic started up again at the airports primarily at the end of the month, and this trend is expected to continue.
easyJet returns to Stockholm Arlanda with new direct route to London Gatwick
The European carrier easyJet is returning to Stockholm Arlanda after a three-month pause, launching a new direct route to London Gatwick while also resuming service to Berlin, Geneva and Milan in July.
New direct route to Warsaw from Stockholm Arlanda with SAS
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is expanding at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and will launch non-stop service to the polish capital Warsaw. This new route increases the range of destinations with yet one more route to the growing market of Poland.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for July 2019
In July, 3,773,000 passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports, which is a decrease of 4 per cent compared to the same month last year. The traffic trend was in line with the figures for previous months in 2019.
Swedavia’s traffic statistics for May 2019
During the month of May, 3,636,000 passengers flew to or from one of Swedavia’s ten airports, which is a 5 per cent decrease compared to the same month last year. The international travel increased at several of the airports. Figures were adversely affected even this month by the pilot strike at the beginning of the month.
New non-stop service to Luxembourg from Stockholm Arlanda with SAS
On November 4, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will launch a new direct route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Luxembourg. With three weekly departures, it will be even more convenient for tourists and business travellers to travel between the two European cities. SAS is the only airline that offers non-stop service on this route.
Swedavia’s passenger statistics for April 2019
During April, about 3,241,000 passengers flew to or from Swedavia’s ten airports, which corresponds to a decrease of 7 per cent compared to the same month last year. A number of one-time factors had a negative impact on the air travel development, including industrial strike actions at the end of the month.