Showing posts with label Swedavia. Show all posts
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13 May, 2024

Swedavia’s traffic statistics for April 2024

Swedavia’s traffic statistics for April 2024

In April, more than 2.6 million passengers chose to fly via Swedavia's ten airports. This represents an increase of almost 1,5 per cent compared with April of last year. This trend continues to be driven by increased demand for international travel, primarily from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The airlines that operate at Swedavia’s airports continue to strengthen Sweden’s connectivity. So far, this year's summer traffic programme has seen the launch of 25 new routes, including 10 brand-new destinations. Airlines have also strengthened their charter offerings ahead of the summer season at four of Swedavia's airports: Malmö Airport, Luleå Airport, Umeå Airport and Östersund Airport.

"Demand for international travel at our airports continues to increase, while the range of destinations has been strengthened through the summer traffic programme. At the same time, the weaker trend in domestic travel continues, although there are regional differences. Overall, we expect to see a continued increase in travel during the summer season", says Jonas Abrahamsson, Swedavia's president and CEO.

So far, 25 new routes have been launched for the 2024 summer season – including ten brand-new destinations. The charter offering has also been strengthened for the summer season at Malmö Airport, Åre Östersund, Umeå Airport and Luleå Airport.

New routes – May:

Stockholm Arlanda – Hannover with Eurowings
Stockholm Arlanda – Bari with Norwegian
Stockholm Arlanda – Zagreb with Croatian Airlines
Göteborg Landvetter – London (LGW) with Norwegian
Göteborg Landvetter – Nice with Norwegian
Göteborg Landvetter – Dubrovnik with Norwegian

In April, nearly 2.6 million passengers flew via Swedavia's ten airports, which is just over a 1 per cent increase compared to April 2023. International travel increased 4 per cent to nearly 2 million passengers, while domestic travel decreased 5 per cent to just under 660,000 passengers.
Total passenger traffic at Swedavia's airports in April was 82 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in 2019.

31 January, 2024

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall pave the way for hydrogen aviation in Sweden and Norway

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. 

This cooperation will provide better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructures and refueling needs at airports in order to help develop this hydrogen aviation ecosystem in both countries. The work will also identify the pathways to select which airports will be transformed first to operate hydrogen-powered aircraft in both countries as well as the accompanying regulatory framework.

This is the first time that a feasibility study of this kind covers two countries and more than 50 airports. It reflects the partners’ shared ambition to use their respective expertise to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Hydrogen stands out as a key enabler as we pioneer a sustainable aviation future.” said Guillaume Faury, CEO Airbus “Norway and Sweden are among the most demanding regions for aviation and have great potential for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. I am very pleased to enter into this cooperation with partners fully engaged to take significant steps towards decarbonising aerospace. It fits perfectly with our strategy of deploying hydrogen aviation ecosystems in the most suitable parts of the world.”

Abraham Foss, CEO Avinor: “Hydrogen is emerging as a key energy carrier in future fossil free aviation. As the owner and operator of 43 airports across Norway, Avinor has been working on sustainability for many years already, and has taken a position as a driving force and facilitator for the green transition of Norwegian aviation. Our dialogue with Airbus concerning the decarbonization of aviation goes several years back and we are very happy to be able to announce this collaboration together with our good neighbors in Sweden. Norway, as well as Sweden, is well positioned to be an early mover in the introduction of hydrogen-powered aircraft. We look forward to contributing with our expertise as well as infrastructure to bring this important work forward.”

“As the world takes positive steps towards a more sustainable future, SAS’ commitment is to ensure that also coming generations can enjoy the benefits of seamless global connectivity. By partnering with some of the strongest and most innovative players in the industry, we are assuming our responsibility to drive the transition towards achieving net-zero emissions. A journey that matters not just for SAS, but for the entire aviation industry,” says SAS’ President & CEO Anko van der Werff.