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Aviation industry in Sweden - statistics & facts

The Swedish aviation industry recently experienced a decline in the number of active enterprises. In 2018, the number of active enterprises fell by approximately 14 percent. Though the number of enterprises decreased, the number of powered aircraft increased slightly in recent years, amounting to 2,477 in 2020. Despite the increase in aircraft, greenhouse gas emissions have been decreasing continuously, amounting to 477,000 tons of CO2 in 2019. In parallel, the industry saw a large decrease in airport infrastructure investments, with only 343 million euros invested in 2018 relative to the 424 million euros invested the previous year.

Decline in the performance of Swedish aviation industry segments

In recent years, the number of domestic and international aircraft movements decreased, most notably in 2020 when flight operations reduced drastically as a result of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The impact of the pandemic was also seen in the sharp decline in the number of passengers at Swedish airports in the same period. Also experiencing a decline, the overall volume of freight handled at Swedish airports decreased to 132,099 metric tons. Additionally, the volume of mail handled at Swedish airports decreased, with 4,321 metric tons distributed domestically and 2,977 metric tons shipped internationally.

Which company is leading the Swedish aviation industry?

SAS AB, parent company of SAS Scandinavian airlines, was the largest stakeholder in the Swedish aviation industry, reporting a turnover of 47 billion Swedish Kroner as of September 2020. The group also employed multiple individuals, reporting a total of 10,445 employees in the same period. SAS Scandinavian airlines experienced continuous growth in annual revenue until the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which greatly restricted flight operations. In this period, the airline recorded a revenue of 20.5 billion Swedish kroner, which represented a decline of about 77 percent. The decrease in flight operations also resulted in a sharp decline of passengers in the industry, with an estimated total of 12.6 million passengers in 2020, compared to the 29.8 million passengers recorded the previous year.

Airport traffic at Swedish airports

The Stockholm Arlanda Airport was the busiest airport in 2020, having recorded a total of 43,107 aircraft landings. In this period, the airport also reported the largest number of passengers, amounting to 6.5 million. This represented a large decrease relative to the 25.6 million passengers in the previous year. The sharp decline was caused by the reduced flight operations as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. This airport also handled the largest freight volume amounting to about 80,900 metric tons in 2020.

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Aviation industry in Sweden - statistics & facts

The Swedish aviation industry recently experienced a decline in the number of active enterprises. In 2018, the number of active enterprises fell by approximately 14 percent. Though the number of enterprises decreased, the number of powered aircraft increased slightly in recent years, amounting to 2,477 in 2020. Despite the increase in aircraft, greenhouse gas emissions have been decreasing continuously, amounting to 477,000 tons of CO2 in 2019. In parallel, the industry saw a large decrease in airport infrastructure investments, with only 343 million euros invested in 2018 relative to the 424 million euros invested the previous year.

Decline in the performance of Swedish aviation industry segments

In recent years, the number of domestic and international aircraft movements decreased, most notably in 2020 when flight operations reduced drastically as a result of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The impact of the pandemic was also seen in the sharp decline in the number of passengers at Swedish airports in the same period. Also experiencing a decline, the overall volume of freight handled at Swedish airports decreased to 132,099 metric tons. Additionally, the volume of mail handled at Swedish airports decreased, with 4,321 metric tons distributed domestically and 2,977 metric tons shipped internationally.

Which company is leading the Swedish aviation industry?

SAS AB, parent company of SAS Scandinavian airlines, was the largest stakeholder in the Swedish aviation industry, reporting a turnover of 47 billion Swedish Kroner as of September 2020. The group also employed multiple individuals, reporting a total of 10,445 employees in the same period. SAS Scandinavian airlines experienced continuous growth in annual revenue until the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which greatly restricted flight operations. In this period, the airline recorded a revenue of 20.5 billion Swedish kroner, which represented a decline of about 77 percent. The decrease in flight operations also resulted in a sharp decline of passengers in the industry, with an estimated total of 12.6 million passengers in 2020, compared to the 29.8 million passengers recorded the previous year.

Airport traffic at Swedish airports

The Stockholm Arlanda Airport was the busiest airport in 2020, having recorded a total of 43,107 aircraft landings. In this period, the airport also reported the largest number of passengers, amounting to 6.5 million. This represented a large decrease relative to the 25.6 million passengers in the previous year. The sharp decline was caused by the reduced flight operations as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. This airport also handled the largest freight volume amounting to about 80,900 metric tons in 2020.

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