Stockholm Airport (ARN) Passenger and Flight Statistics Q4, 2023

Stockholm Airport Passenger Traffic in Q4 2023 Rebounds 98%, Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels

Stockholm Airport witnessed a significant upsurge in passenger traffic during the fourth quarter of 2023, with numbers rising by an impressive 98.4% compared to the pandemic-impacted Q4 of 2020. This surge represents a substantial recovery from the global pandemic's crippling effects on the aviation industry. While passenger numbers in Q4 2023 did not surpass pre-pandemic levels witnessed in Q4 2019, the strong rebound indicates a positive trajectory for the airport's full recovery.

Sustained Passenger Growth at Stockholm Airport - Q4 2023

Stockholm Airport continued its encouraging passenger volume growth trajectory in Q4 2023, despite falling slightly short of the pre-pandemic levels of the same quarter in 2019. Compared to Q4 2022, passenger numbers dipped by a mere 0.24%, demonstrating impressive stability and resilience. This achievement follows significant growth strides in previous quarters: 52.39% in Q4 2022 and a remarkable 226.42% in Q4 2021 compared to their respective preceding years.

Stockholm Airport Passenger Volume - Q4 2019 to Q4 2023

While Q4 2023 witnessed commendable stability, passenger numbers haven't quite reached pre-pandemic heights. Compared to Q4 2019, this quarter saw a 1.08% decrease, indicating that full recovery is still underway. However, it's worth noting the significant progress made since the pandemic's peak impact. Compared to Q4 2020, which saw an 83.53% plunge in passengers, Q4 2023 represents a remarkable 498.53% increase.

Passenger Traffic at Stockholm Airport – 2019 to 2022

The year 2022 marked a significant year for Stockholm Airport, with passenger traffic surging 145.15% compared to 2021. This remarkable leap follows several years of decline, including a 74.51% drop in 2020 due to the pandemic and a 4.50% decrease in 2019 compared to 2018. The 2022 rebound surpasses even 2019 levels, marking a 110.75% increase.

This positive trend is likely driven by several factors, including relaxed travel restrictions, pent-up demand, and strategic initiatives by the airport to attract passengers. The data suggests that 2022 may signal a turning point for Stockholm Airport, ushering in a new era of growth and exceeding pre-pandemic passenger volumes.

Passenger and flight statistics for Stockholm Airport (ARN) comparing Q4, 2023 and the past 4 years and full year flights data
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Flight Statistics at Stockholm Airport – December 2023

Stockholm Airport acts as a vital gateway for both domestic and international travel, catering to diverse passenger needs. In December 2023, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain emerged as the top destinations for international travel.

Within these regions, London, Vantaa, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Amsterdam reigned supreme as the most popular individual destinations. Domestic travelers favored Lulea, Umea, Gothenburg, Malmo, and Lycksele, highlighting the strong presence of both business and leisure travel within Sweden.

Airlines like SAS, Norwegian, Ryanair, populAir, and Finnair consistently served these routes, offering passengers a range of travel options and competitive fares.

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