Nordic air passenger volumes keep rising

Strong growth in passenger volumes in Denmark, Sweden
Air traffic at Sweden’s major airports increased by 10% last month compared to February 2015, while Copenhagen Airport saw traffic rise by as much as 16%.
A total of 2,770,000 people used one of Swedavia’s 10 airports during the month. Both domestic and international air traffic were up – 1,093 000 people flew domestically, a 10% rise, while 1,677,000 people flew internationally, up 9%.
Some had higher increases than others, with Bromma Stockholm rising 12%, Göteborg Landvetter up 11%, Malmö 16% and Ronneby 14%. At Stockholm Arlanda, traffic was up 9%. Only Kiruna saw a decrease, by 4%.
The fact that February 2016 had an extra day added to the positive effect. Swedish traffic for the first two months of 2016 is up 7% so far to almost 5,376,000.
Copenhagen saw almost two million travellers in February. The number of passengers there grew by 16%, with much of the increase coming from new routes.
A total of 1,945,542 passengers travelled through CPH, 268,342 more than February last year, making it the third straight month of double-digit growth. Both domestic and intercontinental traffic grew substantially, European routes rising 17.4%.
“Especially Norwegian, easyJet and Ryanair account for a very large part of the growth, but the low-cost carriers are not the only ones generating growth. Generally, there is growing interest in travelling to Denmark. More tourists are travelling to Denmark, and that generates growth and creates jobs here,” said Thomas Woldbye, Copenhagen Airport CEO.
More carriers are expressing their confidence in Copenhagen, he added. Hungary’s Wizz Air is launching its first service to Copenhagen on March 22, a service linking Copenhagen and Skopje, capital of Macedonia.
TTG Nordic


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