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Leading airports in the Nordic countries 2017, by number of passengers

With nearly 29.2 million passengers in 2017, the leading airport in the Nordic countries was Copenhagen Airport. In general, the main airports of the Nordic capital cities had the highest volume of passenger traffic. Only one airport from Finland and Iceland each made it to the list of the leading Nordic airports.

Ranking is topped by Norwegian and Swedish airports

The overall ranking is dominated by Norwegian and Swedish airports. The leading Swedish airport was Stockholm Arlanda. Together with the two other capital airports, Bromma and Skavsta, the passenger number amounted to roughly 31.3 million in the mentioned year. The leading Norwegian airport was Oslo Airport, which reached a passenger number of approximately 27.5 million. This made it the second largest airport in the Nordic countries.

The highest growth and decline in passenger volume

Compared to the previous year, the highest growth in passenger numbers was reached by Sandefjord Torp Airport in 2017. This is one of the Norwegian airports that is not state-owned by Avinor. Iceland’s Keflavík Airport, which increased its passenger amount by 28.4 percent to 8.76 million, followed closely behind. However, Swedish Malmö Sturup recorded the largest decrease (-1.6 percent) of arriving or departing people.

Leading airports in the Nordic countries in 2017, by number of passengers

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Release date

January 2018


Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

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