On October 26, Terminal 2 at Arlanda will reopen after being closed during large parts of the pandemic. This means that Stockholm Arlanda Airport will in the future have two terminals in operation when the increase in passengers has taken place faster than expected.
During large parts of the corona pandemic, Swedavia has chosen to concentrate all passenger flights to Terminal 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. This is because the number of travelers has been small compared to usual. This summer, however, there were occasional capacity challenges, including the number of check-in counters and luggage pockets as the number of passengers increased again and now Swedavia plans to open Terminal 2 on 26 October to increase Arlanda’s active terminal capacity again.
“Now we can, gratifyingly enough, state that air traffic and the number of passengers have increased more and faster than we thought and hoped for and that we need another terminal”, says airport director Peder Grunditz at Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s extranet about the opening of terminal 2 at the end of October.
At first, however, there is talk of a careful opening of terminal 2 with limited use. There are a few airlines that will move from terminal 5 to terminal 2 and only three aircraft parking spaces at Terminal 2 are used. This is due to the groundwork that is ongoing at the terminal’s other parking spaces. According to Dagens Nyheter, KLM, Air France, Transavia, Easyjet, and CSA Czech Airlines will initially use Terminal 2.
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Credit: Simon Ericson & Flyg24Nyheter
Original article (SE): https://flyg24nyheter.com/2021/10/04/terminal-2-oppnar-pa-arlanda/