Project to make Arlanda “airport of the future”

Collaborators aim to create sustainable multimodal transport systems

A new eco-project has been launched that aims to make Stockholm Arlanda the leading airport of the future. The goal is to enable the airport to use resources better than it does today and to increase predictability. As a result, access to the airport will improve, generating more benefits to the environment. The project, which continues until 2014, will “help the airport develop into a world-class airport focused on passenger satisfaction and the environment”.
Swedavia, the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and the Viktoria Institute are collaborating on the project to make door-to-door travel for air passengers more predictable and sustainable. Different transport modes need to be combined, and the roles of different parties need to be identified and developed to provide the smoother flows of a sustainable transport system.
Helena Sundberg, regional director of the Swedish Transport Administration: “When Stockholm Arlanda grows, automobile traffic to and from the airport also increases, which in turn increases congestion and emissions. Together with other stakeholders and with the help of research and innovation, we want to find solutions for better utilising the transport system so trips to the airport can be smoother, greener and safer. Our hope is that the results from the airport can also be used in other multimodal transport systems.”
[photo courtesy Stockholm Arlanda Airport]