Airport World - Staff Reporter

The recovery in air travel across Sweden accelerated in April, with more than 2.2 million passengers passing through the country’s airports – the highest monthly total since February 2020.

According to airport operator, Swedavia, strong demand, the launch of new operations by airlines and investments in new routes in time for summer are driving the recovery, which is says is “now proceeding at a rapid pace”.

Swedavia’s ten airports had a total of more than 2.2 million passengers in April, which is an increase of a full 509% on an annualised basis.

Compared to 2019 and before the pandemic, nearly 70% of travel has returned. Stockholm Arlanda Airport had some of its most travel-intense days so far since the start of the pandemic, and travel at many of Swedavia’s regional airports approached 2019 levels.

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