Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is Sweden's second largest airport and serves the Gothenburg region. Located 23 km from the city centre and 40km west of Borås, the airport is a significant international passenger as well as cargo airport. The city is among most rapidly expanding regions in Europe and is considered a strategic hub for logistics and transport in Scandinavia. Hence the airport plays an important role in its future
Owned by Swedavia, State-owned group that is responsible for ten airports across Sweden, the airport is at an elevation of 154 meters above sea level. Routes from the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport to European destinations like London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Berlin are the busiest.
In 1977, the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport became operational after all passenger services were moved from the Torslanda Airport to it. A major military airport called Säve Flygplats, it was renamed as Gothenburg City Airportin 2001. In 2014-2015, all the existing services were transferred from the existing airport to the Gothenburg Landvetter Airport.
In 2018, the airport handled 6.8 million passengers, the majority of them international. Airlines like Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and TUIfly Nordic operate from here. In 2014, the airport was awarded the prize for best improvement in quality among European airports.
The airport boasts of two terminals, domestic and international, with four air bridges each and one cargo terminal. There are 40 aircraft parking spaces in the terminals and all check-in counters are located in the international terminal. For ease of passengers, other facilities include a bank, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, six conference rooms, a VIP lounge, a duty-free shop, a gift shop and a hotel which is located just 350m from the terminals.
Equipped with aircraft maintenance and mechanical handling, Göteborg Landvetter Airport has a cargo capacity for 120,000t and 10,000m² warehouses.
The airport employs 3,500 people who work for numerous companies and organizations. A guided tour is also provided in which a tour of the terminal building is given and history of the airport is explained. An airside bus tour is given with a visit to the VIP room.