Swedavia is now improving the capacity at Stockholm Arlanda in time for summer by opening another terminal.
On June 15, Terminal 4 will once again be placed in service. Meanwhile major recruitment efforts are under way, along with operational measures, to improve the queuing situation at the airport.
Despite gradually better conditions, Swedavia anticipates that the challenge of long queues at times will persist during the summer.
At the start of the pandemic, all airport operations at Arlanda were moved to Terminal 5, in order to meet the sharp fall in travel.
At times, the airport had virtually no commercial traffic.
Swedavia has gradually adjusted airport operations as the recovery in air travel continues.
Last autumn, Terminal 2 was placed in service and now Terminal 4 will be as well.
As a result, the airport’s three largest terminals will again be operating this summer, the first time since the pandemic started.
“Air travel continues to record strong growth, which is really good news, and we are now further adjusting our operations to welcome more passengers.” says Peder Grunditz, Chief Operating Officer at Swedavia.
“Opening another terminal is an important measure given that the intense summer travel season is approaching.
“We will now have our three largest terminals operating again, and that is the first time since the pandemic.”
“Both we and our partners are now making major efforts to catch up with recruitment but, like many other airports in Europe, face challenges with hiring to keep up with the pace of growth.” adds Peder Grunditz.
“We are now taking a number of extraordinary steps to manage the situation. While we expect conditions to gradually improve, the situation this summer will continue to be challenging at times in terms of the queuing situation.”