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Domestic air travel up by 11% to 1.2 million in March

There’s a rising trend for domestic travel within Sweden, new figures from airport operator Swedavia confirm. Domestic air travel in March was up by a full 11% to 1.2 million.

The total number of passengers at Swedavia’s airports increased by 9% in March, compared to the same month in 2013. Almost 2.9 million passengers flew to or from one of the group’s ten airports, an increase of 230,000. International traffic was up 7% to 1.7 million.

“We are especially pleased about the sharp growth in domestic travel,” said Torborg Chetkovich, chief executive of Swedavia. “That shows that the growing number of international flights from our airports also benefits domestic traffic and that the moves airlines have decided to make are greatly appreciated by passengers.”

For the first quarter of the year, the passenger volume at Swedavia’s airports increased 8% to just over 7.7 million. The number of domestic passengers was up 9% to 3.1 million, international up 8% to 4.6 million. So the domestic travel trend is increasing.

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[photo courtesy Swedavia]

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