During November, 386,000 passengers flew via Swedavia’s ten airports, a decrease of 87 per cent compared to 3,001,000 passengers for the same period last year. Due to the increased spread of Covid-19, combined with new restrictions, what was already very limited demand for air travel further weakened in November.
Of the total 386,000passengers in November, 227,000 were international passengers, which is a decrease of 88 per cent compared to 1,922,000 for the same period last year. Domestic travel decreased to a somewhat greater extent compared to previous months, with a decline of 85 per cent or 159,000 domestic passengers compared to 1,079,000 for the same period last year.
“Demand for flights diminished week after week in November, which is the ninth straight month of historically weak air travel figures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The increased spread of the virus combined with new and expanded restrictions have contributed to increased uncertainty about the market trend and will probably sap demand in the immediate future,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia’s president and CEO.
At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, air travel decreased 87 per cent to 242,000 passengers in November compared to the same period last year. At Göteborg Landvetter Airport, travel decreased 88 per cent to 58,000 passengers in November. Bromma Stockholm Airport saw the biggest decline both in November and for the period January-November, with a decrease of 95 and 78 per cent respectively.
At Swedavia’s seven regional airports, the number of passengers decreased between 76 and 89 per cent to 76,000 passengers. Kiruna Airport, Luleå Airport and Visby Airport continue to be the airports that did best, although demand in November at these airports was also very limited.