During the first six months of 2018 20.5 million passengers flew to or from Swedish operator Swedavia’s airports – a one per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
While passenger volume increased during the first half of 2018, the pace of growth decelerated compared to the same period last year, and in May and June for the first time in many years a slight decrease in passenger volume was posted compared to the preceding year.
Swedavia said a similar trend was not observed elsewhere in Europe and added: “Given the deceleration in passenger growth, it is even more important that we continue our work to control costs in both the short and long term. The high investment pace to provide increased capacity continues.”
“Air transport needs to be part of the transport of the future, and it is gratifying that the industry is collectively mobilising resources to meet the climate challenges we face. In order to handle the large passenger volume at our airports and the expected long-term passenger growth, we continue to develop and build the airports of the future,” says Swedavia president and CEO, Jonas Abrahamsson.
Swedavia’s airports include Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Göteborg Landvetter Airport and Malmo Airport, which are the three biggest operated in terms of passenger numbers.