Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT/ESGG)

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Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Large and growing catchment area with 3 million inhabitants within 2 hours drive.
  • Large business hub with many international trade relations. Biggest clusters are automotive (home of Volvo), life science and ICT. Geely recently announced it will locate new European R&D centre in Gothenburg.
  • Popular tourist destination, incoming tourism has increased massively during the past few years. Gothenburg has recently been voted the most sociable (welcoming) city in the world.
  • International community with 20% of the population having foreign background, excellent base for VFR travel.
  • Two large international universities with more than 50,000 students.
  • Three large science centres.
  • One of Europe’s largest, ongoing city development projects, creating jobs and growth in the region.

Marketing and other support

Incentive programme and discounts. To stimulate traffic growth, Swedavia offers incentives and marketing support to all airlines operating at Swedavia’s airports. Swedavia’s incentives include various support alternatives:

  • New Destination Discount (NDD) with generous discounts on take-off and passenger charges during the first three years. Applies to unserved destinations.
  • Passenger Increase Bonus (PIB) which gives airlines a 40% payback on passenger charges on incremental volumes.
  • Marketing Support (MGS) granted for new routes or frequency increases.

More information is available at:

  • Additional support in relation to route inauguration.
  • Support from local partners in the Gothenburg Region such as Business Region Göteborg, Tourism authority Göteborg & Co, Visit Sweden.

Catchment Area

  • 60-minute catchment (by road): 1.5 million people.
  • 120-minute catchment (by road): 3.0 million people.

Freight Opportunities

  • Express/package operators account for the main, regular freight traffic.
  • Capacity for large freighters. Gothenburg Landvetter frequently handles large ad-hoc freighters to serve demand for fast and reliable transportation.


  • Gothenburg Landvetter connects directly to the R40 motorway. It is a 20 minutes drive to central Gothenburg to the West, and the city of Borås to the East.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways: One – direction – 03/21; length – 10,823 feet.
  • Slot coordinated: Level 3.
  • Operating hours: 24/7.
  • One main terminal: Combined Schengen and domestic. Non-Schengen area is directly connected.

Infrastructure developments

  • The airport is currently undergoing a development/expansion program, which will include three new air bridge gates (terminal expansion to the south).
  • Larger arrivals hall.
  • Larger baggage storage.
  • New, common use security control.
  • New airport hotel.
  • More baggage sorting pockets.

Vital statistics

  • In 2017, approximately 6.8 million passengers are expected to travel to/from Landvetter Airport.
  • Strong traffic growth so far in 2017. For the period Jan-Aug 2017 the total number of passengers has increased by 7% year-on-year.
  • Scheduled international traffic contributed most to the passenger increase. More than 10 new international routes have opened/will open in 2017.

Passenger distribution:

  • 30% of traffic made-up of foreign passengers.
  • One-third of passengers travel for business.


  • 61,176 tons handled in 2016. 12% year-on-year increase experienced for the period from January to June 2017.
  • Largest freight carrier: DHL Express.