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Seven of Swedavia’s ten airports reach new heights

Air travel to and from Sweden’s airports was up 6% in 2017, when a new record of nearly 42 million passengers flew to or from one of the ten airports operated by Swedavia.

More precisely, 41,924,000 passengers used the ten airports, with new passenger records set at seven of them.

That includes the biggest, Stockholm Arlanda, which saw 8% more passengers to reach 26,642,000, compared to 24,703,000 in 2016.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport also set a new record with a 6% rise to 6,760,000. Passenger increases were also seen at Kiruna (up 8% to 280,000), Visby (up 6% to 491,000 and Åre Östersund (up 7% to 531,000).

Overall, it is international travel that is driving the stats, rising 8% in 2017 to 27,900,000 passengers, compared to 25,790,000 in 2016. Domestic travel rose 2% to 14,022,000.

Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia, commented on the figures by stressing “how important it is that we focus on our investment projects and continue to develop Sweden’s sustainable and efficient airports of the future.”

Passenger 26 million
It was in mid-December that Swedavia congratulated the 26 millionth traveller to pass through Stockholm Arlanda. Anna, together with her children Tilde and Ture, was stopped and congratulated by Anna Ericsson, the airport’s head of passenger services.

Another big landmark for Arlanda was passed on May 24 last year, when more than 100,000 passengers travelled to or from the airport in a single day for the first time. Since 2010, passenger traffic at Arlanda has increased by 35%, from 17 to 26 million travellers.

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