Swedish airport operator Swedavia is set to invest 1 billion krona (€109.3m) in Stockholm Arlanda Airport over the next three years, in order to increase capacity at the gateway and improve passenger services.
The first phase of the project will include refurbishing the airport’s Terminal 2, where 2,000sqm of new space is being added to handle increased international traffic.
Stockholm Arlanda currently handles 18mppa, but this is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years.
The terminal will also get an expanded range of shops, restaurants and services as well as a brand new lounge for passengers.
Additionally, over the next three years Swedavia plans to construct a new plaza at the gateway that will offer a selection of restaurants and shops as well as a more centrally located security checkpoint that allows for speedier passenger flows.
There will also be a greater range of check-in options for passengers, and the existing space will be modernised to create room for future services and “create a more welcoming atmosphere”.
The project also aims to simplify the transfer process between domestic and international traffic.
Torborg Chetkovich, CEO of Swedavia, said: “Stockholm Arlanda Airport is to some extent Sweden’s window on the world.
“Swedavia is now starting up a number of infrastructure projects that involve all parts of the airport.
“The investment is a milestone in the development of the airport and clearly demonstrates our goal to increase customer value for passengers, airlines and shop owners.”
Meanwhile Swedavia is also building a four-star hotel at the airport that will be operated by Clarion Hotels.