During the month of October, almost 1.7 million passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, halving compared to October 2019, before the pandemic. However, the recovery of aviation picked up speed during the month as the number of passengers reached the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic.

Of the nearly 1.7 million passengers who traveled via Swedavia’s ten airports in October, 1,136,000 were foreign travelers and 552,000 domestic travelers, which corresponds to a decrease of 52 percent in international travel and 52 percent in domestic travel compared with October 2019, before the pandemic.

In total, however, air travel increased by 127 percent in October compared with October 2020. On Friday, October 29, Swedavia’s airports had just over 77,000 passengers, of which Arlanda had almost 49,000 passengers, which was the highest number of passengers in a single day since the pandemic began. October’s 1.7 million travelers were also the highest a full month since the beginning of the pandemic, with increased accessibility and a certain autumn holiday effect that contributes to the development.

“The recovery for aviation continued in October and gained new momentum with eased restrictions and an increased range of routes from our airports. We noted both the largest range of airlines and the highest demand for air travel since the start of the pandemic, although overall air travel in October was halved compared to before the pandemic. To meet increased air travel and more and more passengers, we have now taken another terminal into use at Arlanda, ”says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s President and CEO.

At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, air travel decreased by 53 percent to almost 1,056,000 in October compared to October 2019. Gothenburg Landvetter Airport had a total of 284,000 passengers in October, a decrease of 52 percent compared to October 2019. Stockholm’s city airport, Bromma, had just over 96 000 travelers in October, which is a decrease of 55 percent compared to October 2019.

At Swedavia’s seven regional airports, the reduction in the number of passengers was between 36 percent and 60 percent and amounted to a total of just over 252,000 passengers. All regional airports also had a significantly improved passenger development in October compared with previous months and compared with last year.

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Credit: Simon Ericson & Flyg24Nyheter
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