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Traffic up 5% in September at Swedavia’s 10 airports

Passenger volume at Swedavia’s 10 airports in Sweden was up 5% in September compared to the same period in 2013.

In September, almost 3.3 million people flew to or from one of Swedavia’s airports, and an increase of 163,000 on the same month in 2013.

The number of international passengers was almost 2.1 million, an increase of 6% compared to the same month last year, and 1.2 million people flew domestically during the period, which is a 3% rise compared to the same month last year.

So far this year, domestic travel is up 6% compared to the first nine months of 2013, and international travel in 2014 is up 8%.

Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia, explains: “The sharp growth shows what importance air travel has for Swedish access, both domestically and to elsewhere in the world.

“International air travel has been on the rise for a long time, and now the trend for domestic air travel is also clearly positive.”

So far in 2014, the number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports has increased 8% to 26.9 million, with the number of international passengers up 8% to 17.3 million, and domestic passengers up 6% to 9.6 million.

The number of landings in scheduled and charter operations during the year is up 3% to just over 153,000 compared to the same period last year.

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