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Swedish traffic showing no sign of thawing

6-Aug-2009

Sweden’s deep air traffic recession is showing no signs of abating, with airport operator, LFV Group reporting total passenger numbers across its airports fell 10% last month to 2.1 million, including a 9% fall at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to 1.4 million.

At LFV Group’s airports, overall international volumes are progressing better than domestic, but were still down 8% last month to 1.5 million. Domestic volumes were down 13% to 613,755 last month – an improvement on the 20%+ reductions in Jan-2009, Feb-2009 and Apr-2009 – but there is still a long way to go.

LFV total passenger number growth, domestic and international passenger number growth: Aug-08 to Jul-09

Outlook: More cold weather

Qatar Airways is boosting frequency from Doha to five per week from 25-Oct-2009, while Turkish Airlines and Estonian Air are adding services from Antalya and Tartu, respectively. Other than that, the outlook for Stockholm looks fairly chilly.

Incheon Airport new/expanded routes: Jul-2009 to Jan-2010

Airline

Origin

Destination

Weekly frequency

Effective

New

Total

Estonian Air

Tartu

Stockholm

4

4

24-Aug-09

Qatar Airways

Doha

Stockholm

1

5

25-Oct-09

Turkish Airlines

Antalya

Stockholm

2

2

2-Oct-09


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