Record Passenger Figures for Swedavia

The number of passengers using Swedavia’s eleven airports in December 2012 was 2.3 million, a decrease of 5% compared to the same month in 2011. However, 2012’s overall figure was 32.4 million, a 3%increase over 2011, which delivered the Swedish Airport operator’s best ever passenger figures. The previous record, set in 2011, was surpassed by about 900,000 passengers.
The number of international passengers for the full year increased by 4%, while the number of domestic passengers was up 1%.
Ms Torborg Chetkovich, Swedavia’s Chief Executive commented: “The greater need for travel to and from Sweden is now creating new opportunities to compete for non-stop routes, especially to rapidly growing economies around the world. If we want this to be a reality, we must understand the value of this to society and work together to make this a reality.”
While the number of passengers continues to rise, the number of landings in scheduled and charter operations is falling.   In December 2012, the total number of landings decreased by 10% and for the full year the number was down 3% to 199,600.
“The trend toward more people flying while at the same time emissions from the aviation industry are reduced is clear evidence that air travel still has a future.   Meanwhile the work to develop even more efficient and sustainable air travel will continue unabated,” Ms Chetkovich added.