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Sweden: International traffic up, domestic down

An overall passenger increase in Sweden of 3% in March conceals some variations.

Air traffic in Sweden is travelling in different directions, as the number of passengers flying international routes increased by 9% in March but those flying domestic routes fell by 6%.

Overall, passenger numbers using airport operator Swedavia’s ten airports in March totalled 3,470,000, an increase of about 3% compared to the same month in 2017.

The international passenger volume was up 9% to 2,259,000, while the domestic passenger volume declined 6% to 1,210,000.

Stable growth
On the whole, there was “stable growth” in passenger numbers at individual airports, Swedavia says, with Stockholm Arlanda showing an increase of 5% to 2,215,000 and Gothenburg Landvetter rising 4% to 530,000.

But at Swedavia’s other airports relatively small changes in passenger volume were seen, while at Stockholm Bromma passenger numbers fell by 7% to 214,000.

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