Stockholm Arlanda, pax up by 7% in 2016
Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) reported a new passenger record in 2016. The new record is 24,702,000 passengers, a 7% increase since 2015.
Lena Rökaas, Acting Airport Director and Chief Operating Officer at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, said: “We had more than 500,000 passengers a week for 18 week in a row, which is also a new record. This is clear confirmation of Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s importance for access in Sweden and to the rest of the world. During the year, we launched a number of major construction projects to further increase Stockholm Arlanda’s capacity.”
Air travel in Sweden continues to rise sharply. Travel to and from Swedavia’s ten airports around the country increased 5% last year to more than 39 million passengers. For Stockholm Arlanda Airport, this is the sixth straight year that a new record has been set, with an increase of as many as 1,938,000 passengers. As a result, passenger volume is up 7.6 million since 2010.
In 2016, international travel increased 7% to 19,424,000 passengers, while domestic travel increased 4% to 5,277,000 passengers. July was the month with the greatest passenger volume, more than 2.3 million passengers, compared to 1.6 million in January. Friday, 17th of June, was the most intense travel day, with 86,761 passengers. The greatest growth is in the leisure travel segment. Intercontinental traffic was up 13.5% and European traffic was up 7.9%.
The parent company of ARN, Swedavia, stated that seven of Swedavia’s ten airports set a new passenger record for the full-year 2016. Both Stockholm airports set passenger records. Bromma Stockholm Airport also saw growth, passing the magic mark of 2.5 million passengers.
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