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Sweden’s airports enjoy best month since start of pandemic


Traffic levels in Sweden continue to rise, with nearly 3.2 million passengers passing through Swedavia’s airports in June – the most in a single since the start of the pandemic.

Swedavia notes that “strong demand” for international travel, particularly from Stockholm Arlanda, is driving the recovery.

During the month, an increase in domestic travel was also experienced at Visby Airport as a result of the annual gathering of political and other leaders known as Almedalen Week.

While Luleе Airport was once again the best performing Swedish airport compared to before the pandemic.

“We are right in the middle of the intense summer travel season now, and demand for flights remains high,” stated Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s president and CEO.

“The trend continues to be driven by increased travel to destinations in Europe for holiday travel as well as to visit relatives and friends, but the trend for domestic travel was also overall somewhat more positive in June.

“For the second straight month, we welcomed more than three million passengers, and June was the single strongest month for travel in terms of passenger volume since the start of the pandemic.”

Swedavia’s ten airports offer nearly 300 destinations this summer, and the range of destinations available at Arlanda is now essentially back to the airport’s pre-pandemic offering.

Among the airline investments for June are Arlanda-Tunis with Nouvelair Tunisie, Arlanda-Ibiza with SAS, Göteborg Landvetter-Bastia with Transavia France and Göteborg Landvetter-Barcelona with Norwegian.

The summer traffic programme is characterised by enhanced connectivity to both Europe and the US.

New routes in July:
•Stockholm Arlanda – Montpellier with SAS
•Visby – Еrhus with BRA
•Visby – Oslo with BRA
•Stockholm Arlanda – Florence with SAS
•Stockholm Arlanda – Еrhus with SAS
•Stockholm Arlanda – Larnaca with SAS

New routes in August:
•Stockholm Arlanda – Florence with SAS
•Stockholm Arlanda – Еrhus with SAS
•Stockholm Arlanda – Larnaca with SAS

Overall, nearly 3.2 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s airports in June, which is an increase of 11% compared to June 2022 and 82% of the pre-pandemic level in June 2019.

International travel increased 11% to 2.4 million passengers compared to June 2022, while domestic travel increased 10% to nearly 800,000 passengers.

In June, Stockholm Arlanda Airport welcomed 2.2 million passengers (+12%), Göteborg Landvetter 510,000 passengers (+6%), Malmo around 127,000 passengers (+3%) and Stockholm Bromma some 116,000 passengers (+10%) while Luleе Airport and Visby matched  their pre-pandemic levels for the same month in 2019.

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