Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) region in Sweden. With just over 6.8 million passengers in 2018 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm–Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60.1 thousand tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Göteborg Landvetter flygplats
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
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Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorSwedavia
ServesGothenburg
LocationHärryda municipality, Västra Götaland county, Sweden
Opened3 October 1977 (1977-10-03)
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates57°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
Websiteswedavia.com/landvetter/
Map
GOT is located in Sweden
GOT
GOT
Location of airport in Sweden
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,300 10,826 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers total6,670,892 (Decrease2%)
International passengers5,468,099 (Increase1%)
Domestic passengers1,202,793 (Decrease14%)
Landings total34,674 (Decrease5%)
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

The airport is named after Landvetter locality, which is in Härryda municipality. 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's the city's only commercial passenger airport.

HistoryEdit

The airport was opened by king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on 3 October 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977.[6] 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 temporary 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 air travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).[citation needed]

In 2013 the international terminal was extended significantly with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminals were joined into a single 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.[7] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[8] 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.[9]

There has been criticism on the choice of location of the airport, which is fairly foggy, located 150 meters above sea level and often affected by low clouds. The runway direction also often means fairly strong crosswinds which can cause landings to scare passengers. In 2015 an instrument landing system CATIIIb was installed which allows landing in fairly dense fog if corresponding system is fitted onboard aircraft.[10] Many but not all aircraft have that (as of 2018).[11]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most flights were cancelled. During April 2020, only the KLM route to Amsterdam was consistently operated daily. The passenger figures were 99.5% lower in April 2020 than in April 2019.[12]

TerminalsEdit

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.[13] 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 used to be limited to domestic 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 aircraft, avoiding mix with non VIP paying passengers. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[14]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Göteborg:[15]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Corsica Seasonal: Bastia[16]
Air France Hop Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Leap Stockholm–Bromma, Visby
Air Serbia Niš
airBaltic Riga
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
Seasonal charter: Innsbruck[17]
British Airways London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
easyJet Berlin
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Finnair Helsinki
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini (suspended)
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[18]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, Gdańsk,[19] London–Gatwick, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Nice, Pristina, Sarajevo, Split, Tenerife–South
Nouvelair Seasonal: Monastir
Novair Seasonal charter: Funchal[20]
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha[21]
Ryanair Alicante, Barcelona, Bergamo, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gdańsk, Kraków,[22] London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Prague, Vienna,[23] Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Thessaloniki, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Berlin, Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm–Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Faro, Geneva, Nice, Östersund, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split
Seasonal charter: Chania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ioannina (resumes 31 May 2021) Karpathos, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos,[24] Tenerife–South, Tirana[25]
Sunclass Airlines[24] Charter: Gran Canaria
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Banjul, Chania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife–South, Varna
Swiss International Air LinesZürich
Seasonal: Geneva
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Krabi,[20] Phuket[20]
TUI fly Nordic[20] Charter: Gran Canaria
Seasonal charter: Boa Vista, Chania, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Sal, Sälen–Trysil (begins 4 February 2021),[26] Tenerife–South
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo
Wizz Air Belgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla
Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Amapola Flyg Malmö,[27] Örebro,[27] Stockholm–Arlanda[27]

StatisticsEdit

Busiest routesEdit

 
Main check-in hall
 
In front of the passenger terminals
 
Logistics facilities
Busiest international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2019)[28]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
2018/2019
1   United Kingdom, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted 578,789   2.6
2   Germany, Frankfurt 404,586   4.6
3   Netherlands, Amsterdam 364,424   2.2
4   Denmark, Copenhagen 275,405   6.6
5   Germany, Munich 243,310   6.4
6   Finland, Helsinki 236,651   0.2
7   Belgium, Brussels 203,314   2.8
8   Spain, Málaga 187,723   24.8
9   Turkey, Istanbul 168,937   7.9
10   Spain, Alicante 159,739   15.0

AccessEdit

BusEdit

Flygbussarna and Flixbus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Flixbus takes passengers to Borås central station in 30 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 45m.

RoadEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "EAD Basic - Error Page". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "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
  4. ^ "____2637.aspx Did you know that... – LFV".[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "____2634.aspx History – LFV".[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Landvetter flygplats fyller 40". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Swedavia bygger 7 500 kvm stor terminalanläggning med DHL som... - Swedavia". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ Klart för utbyggnad av Landvetters terminal Archived 18 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "The Gothenburg-Borås Project". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  10. ^ Lättare att landa på Landvetter i tät dimma Lättare att landa på Landvetter i tät dimma
  11. ^ Svår dimma på Landvetter – flygplan tvingades vända
  12. ^ "Flygplatsstatistik" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Retrieved 15 May 2020. April 2020=2,823   April 2019=552,535
  13. ^ "After the Security Control" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Weddings". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016.
  15. ^ swedavia.com - Timetable retrieved 24 February 2017
  16. ^ Air Corsica adds Gothenburg service in S20
  17. ^ Skicharter: Austrian fliegt 27.000 Reisende nach Tirol Austrian Aviation. retrieved 3 February 2019
  18. ^ Swedavia (29 March 2017). "Ny direktlinje till Warszawa från Göteborg Landvetter". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  19. ^ Swedavia. "Res direkt till Gdansk från Landvetter".
  20. ^ a b c d "Only Flight". TUI.se.
  21. ^ "Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, the Airline's Fifth Nordic Gateway". Qatar Airways.
  22. ^ "Ny flyglinje till Kraków från Göteborg Landvetter".
  23. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ryanair / Laudamotion S20 network consolidation as of 18JUN20". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  24. ^ a b "Flight". ving.se.
  25. ^ [1]
  26. ^ "TUI lanserar sju nya flyglinjer till Scandinavian Mountains Airport Sälen-Trysil". Mynewsdesk. 21 October 2020.
  27. ^ a b c https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  28. ^ [2]
  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport at Wikimedia Commons