Swedish airport operator, Swedevia, has appointed Kjell-Åke Westin as the new airport director of Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
Westin will replace the former airport director Kerstin Lindberg Göransson on the 10 September and his role will be to further enhance the airport’s national and international competitiveness.
Lindberg Göransson who has been at Stockholm Arlanda since 1999 is leaving the airport to become the CEO of Akademiska Hus – a state-owned real estate company operating buildings mainly within university and higher education.
Westin has over 30 years’ of experience in the aviation industry.
Most recently he was airport director of Bromma Stockholm, where he laid the foundation for Swedavia’s drive to develop a modern city airport.
His previous positions include CEO of Skyways Express and CEO and airport director of Örebro Airport.
Westin will assume responsibility for Swedavia’s largest and most important airport, which handles around 18 million passengers a year.
The challenges ahead for the airport involve the need for a new, modern environmental permit for operations as well as continued commercial development in partnership with other stakeholders.
Torborg Chetkovich, CEO of Swedavia, said: “Kjell-Åke Westin has the qualities we were looking for to ensure continued growth. A successful Stockholm Arlanda lays the foundation for Swedavia and for continued access and growth in Sweden.”
Westin added: “An incredibly exciting challenge and a great responsibility. My aim is to strengthen the airport’s position together with airlines and other stakeholders and help provide solutions that make everyday life easier for passengers.”
On Westin’s departure, the acting airport director of Bromma Stockholm Airport will be Agnetha Marcks von Würtemberg.