Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Göteborg Landvetter flygplats
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website swedavia.com/landvetter/
Map
GOT
Location of airport in Sweden
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,300 10,826 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers total 6,758,520
International passengers 5,300,266
Domestic passengers 1,458,254
Landings total 34,408
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) region in Sweden. With 6.8 million passengers in 2017 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm–Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda.

The airport is named after the town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company. Since the closure of Göteborg City Airport for commercial operations it is the city's only commercial passenger airport.

History

The airport was opened in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).

In 2013 the international terminal was extended fairly much with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminal were joined into one terminal.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m² large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700 m². The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City.[6] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[7] There are also plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.[8]

Terminals

Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, but they have merged into one common terminal. In 2009 all baggage drop was moved to in the international terminal, since all baggage had to be screened with new regulations. In 2014 the two terminals joined into one with all baggage collected at the arrivals hall in the previous international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year.

There are eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20.[9] Gates 10–11, 18A–18H and 21C–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. Gate 21A/B is an aircraft stand without an air bridge, with a short walk to the aircraft instead. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15, which are accessed without clearing immigration, used to be limited to intra-Nordic flights but nowadays cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 21A–21D are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 19 and 20 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may (signed 19B-20B) or may not (signed 19A-20A) require clearing immigration. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

The airport has a VIP area, where travellers for a fee can go through a dedicated security check, wait in the VIP lounge and be transported by car to the aeroplane, avoiding mix with other, non paying passengers. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[10]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Göteborg:[11]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo (resumes 28 October 2018)[12]
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
airBaltic Riga
AIS Airlines Borlänge
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Stockholm–Bromma, Sundsvall, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Seasonal charter: Innsbruck, Olbia, Pula, Split, Tivat, Turin, Varna
British Airways Aarhus, London–Heathrow, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
easyJet Berlin–Tegel
Eurowings Düsseldorf
Finnair Helsinki
flybmi Bristol
Charter: Lyon
FlyErbil Erbil,[13] Kiev–Zhulyany[13]
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Hurghada, Madeira, Tivat
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[14]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Nordica Tallinn[15]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Prague,[16] Rome–Fiumicino, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Nice, Pristina, Salzburg, Split,[17] Tenerife–South
Primera Air Seasonal: Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lamezia Terme, Madeira, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
Qatar Airways Doha (begins 12 December 2018)[18]
Ryanair Alicante, Edinburgh, Kraków,[19] London–Stansted, Málaga, Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Bergamo, Malta,[20] Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Thessaloniki, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Berlin–Tegel (resumes 26 October 2018),[21] Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm–Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Geneva, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Seasonal charter: Chania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion,Ioannina (begins 17 May 2019),Karpathos, Kavala, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Tenerife–South, Tirana[22]
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
Seasonal: Geneva
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Antalya, Cancun, Chania, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Punta Cana, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife–South
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Chania, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Krabi, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Phu Quoc (begins 26 December 2018), Punta Cana, Rhodes, Sal[23]
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Alghero, Burgas, Catania, Dalaman,[24] Gran Canaria, Kos, Lanzarote, Menorca, Samos, Split, Tenerife–South
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Vueling Barcelona
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Wings of Lebanon Seasonal: Beirut[25]
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest,[26] Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wroclaw[27]

Cargo

AirlinesDestinations
Amapola Flyg Malmö,[28] Örebro,[29] Stockholm–Arlanda[30]
ASL Airlines Belgium Oslo–Gardermoen, Liège, Turku, Tallinn
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle

Statistics

Busiest routes

Busiest international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2017)[31]
RankAirportPassengers handled% change
2016/2017
1 United Kingdom, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted600,147 14.0
2 Netherlands, Amsterdam368,020 14.4
3 Germany, Frankfurt360,113 2.8
4 Denmark, Copenhagen286,209 13.1
5 Germany, Berlin243,777 8.0
6 Finland, Helsinki229,943 10.1
7 Germany, Munich218,260 9.3
8 Belgium, Brussels190,449 5.9
9 Turkey, Istanbul173,390 8.4
10 Spain, Palma de Mallorca159,332 13.1
11 Spain, Gran Canaria156,337 5.2
12 Spain, Málaga149,691 41.1
13 Spain, Alicante136,711 19.1
14 France, Paris–Charles de Gaulle127,761 1.4
15 Greece, Chania93,931 5.6
16 Spain, Barcelona92,987 5.9
17 Poland, Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modlin92,275 26.8
18 Norway, Oslo87,489 3.0
19 Germany, Düsseldorf86,723 38.0
20 Spain, Tenerife-South81,275 11.2

Access

Bus

Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus (Bus 830) takes passengers to Borås central station in 35–40 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 50m.

Road

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

See also

References

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  2. 1 2 "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  3. http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30____36426.aspx Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser (Swedish) Archived 6 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
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  10. "Weddings". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016.
  11. swedavia.com - Timetable retrieved 24 February 2017
  12. Aeroflot resumes 3 European routes in W18 Routesonline. 16 August 2018.
  13. 1 2 Liu, Jim (28 June 2018). "FlyErbil outlines operations from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  14. Swedavia (29 March 2017). "Ny direktlinje till Warszawa från Göteborg Landvetter". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  15. "Flyg direkt till Tallinn från Landvetter med Nordica". www.swedavia.se.
  16. Norwegian adds Gothenburg – Prague service from late-April 2018 Routesonline. 29 March 2018.
  17. "Norwegian startar ny direktlinje till Split från Göteborg Landvetter". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  18. "Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, the Airline's Fifth Nordic Gateway". Qatar Airways.
  19. "Ny flyglinje till Kraków från Göteborg Landvetter".
  20. "RYANAIR LAUNCHES NEW GOTHENBURG ROUTE TO MALTA - Ryanair's Corporate Website". corporate.ryanair.com.
  21. SAS schedules service additions in W18 Routesonline. 14 May 2018.
  22. http://www.aac.gov.al/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buletini-AAC-Maj-2018.pdf
  23. 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUI Airways UK adds various Nordic routes in S18".
  24. TUI Nordic schedules additional Turkey routes in S18 Routesonline. 4 April 2018.
  25. "Beirut är ny direktdestination från Landvetter". www.swedavia.se.
  26. "Instagram post by Wizz Air • Jun 29, 2017 at 9:19am UTC". Instagram.
  27. wizzair.com
  28. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  29. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  30. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
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