Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Departures entrance at Landvetter.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Luftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
Serves Gothenburg, Sweden
Location Landvetter
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
Website www.swedavia.com/landvetter/
GOT is located in Västra Götaland
Location of airport in Västra Götaland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,299 10,823 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers total 5,004,093
International passengers 3,685,824
Domestic passengers 1,318,269
Landings total 30, 332
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOTICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 5.0 million passengers in 2013 it is Sweden's second-largest airport (after Stockholm–Arlanda).[2] It is operated by Swedavia (the national airport company).

The airport is named after the small town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. Gothenburg's second international airport is Gothenburg City Airport.


Landvetter Airport has two terminals, domestic and international, even though all check-in is made in the international terminal now, since all luggage has to be screened. The transfer area has several shops, cafés, and a restaurant. There is a hotel 350 metres (1,150 ft) from the terminal. The passenger departure and arrival functions are on one level. The domestic terminal area is on one side of the series of structure adjacent to the international departure area, which is adjacent to the international arrival area.

The domestic terminal has four air bridges, gate 12–15A, and a stairway to the ground at gate 15 called 15B, and two gates with airside bus transfer, called gate 10–11. The domestic gates are reached through the security check in the domestic terminal.

The international terminal also has four air bridges, gate 16A, 17, 19A, 20A. There are also stairs to the ground for them. Gates 18A–18G and 21A–21D are for airside bus transfer.

The international terminal has an outside-Schengen Area with strict passport check. The gate 20 and 21A–21D belong to this area. The gate 19 can flexibly be inside or outside Schengen. Gates 16–18 are inside Schengen. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

Swedish customs rules necessitate strict separation of domestic and international passengers. In several airports in other parts of Europe, intra-Schengen and domestic flights use gates next to each other.

Note: Since the airport was renovated in 2014, both domestic and international passengers share the same terminal, making all gates available for any destination inside or outside of the Schengen Area


The airport was opened in 1977.[3] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[4] north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. Later, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
airBaltic Riga
Air Berlin Berlin–Tegel
Air France
operated by HOP!
Lyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Lituanica Seasonal: Vilnius [5]
BMI Regional Birmingham, Kalmar, Stavanger
British Airways London–Heathrow
British Airways
operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia
Aarhus, Manchester
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Czech Airlines Hamburg, Prague
Direktflyg Borlänge, Sundsvall–Härnösand
Finnair Helsinki
operated by Eurowings
Icelandair Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional Munich
Malmö Aviation Stockholm–Bromma, Umeå
Nextjet Sundsvall (begins 22 September 2014)
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Malaga, Rome–Fiumicino, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Salzburg, Tenerife
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, London–Heathrow, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Geneva (begins 31 January 2015), Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Swiss International Air Lines Seasonal: Geneva[6]
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona
Widerøe Oslo–Gardermoen

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Stockholm–Arlanda, Jönköping, Sundsvall
DHL Aviation operated by DHL Air UK, European Air Transport, Swiftair, Bluebird Cargo & West Atlantic Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle
TNT Airways operated by Icelandair Cargo, Cargoair, Gestair Cargo & West Atlantic Oslo, Liege, Turku, Tallinn


Part of the check-in area
Augsburg Airways at Landvetter
Malmö Aviation at Landvetter
British Airways at Landvetter
Busiest routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2013) [7]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma 1,295,229 Increase 3.6
2  United Kingdom, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow 344,101 Increase 6.5
3  Germany, Frankfurt 304,528 Increase 1.5
4  Denmark, Copenhagen 304,401 Decrease 4.7
5  Netherlands, Amsterdam 269,413 Decrease 3.1
6  Germany, Berlin 202,933 Increase 18.6
7  Finland, Helsinki 190,524 Increase 2.1
8  Turkey, Istanbul 179,376 Increase 44.6
9  Germany, Munich 165,674 Decrease 2.5
10  Turkey, Antalya 164,857 Decrease 1.2
11  Belgium, Brussels 142,503 Increase 4.2
12  Spain, Gran Canaria 138,523 Increase 10.0
13  France, Paris 124,133 Decrease 0.2
14  Spain, Tenerife 77,109 Increase 7.7
15  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 72,113 Increase 3.5
16  Norway, Oslo-Gardermoen 67,274 Decrease 5.9
17  Greece, Chania 64,721 Increase 0.3
18  Germany, Düsseldorf 64,386 Increase 1.7
19  Cyprus, Larnaca 63,199 Increase 22.4
20  Spain, Barcelona 62,030 Increase 46.3
21  Greece, Rhodes 54,982 Decrease 0.5
22  Turkey, Dalaman 46,729 Increase 35.6
23  Spain, Malaga 39,336 Increase 32.5
24  Spain, Alicante 30,355 Increase 434.1
25  Spain, Fuerteventura 25,826 Increase 29.8
26  France, Lyon 23,899 Increase 38.6
27  Thailand, Phuket 23,043 Decrease 7.5
28  Italy, Rome-Fiumicino 21,456 Decrease 9.7
29  France, Nice 21,075 Increase 1.3
30  Spain, Lanzarote 20,590 Increase 8.0

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus: Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus takes passengers to the city of Borås in 25 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Borås Central station.

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. To go northeast to Alingsås and beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) shorter shortcut between Härryda and Lerum signposted "Härskogen". It is poorly signposted since the road authority wants to avoid too much traffic on this narrow and curvy road.

There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

There are plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start is planned to be 2016 and operation estimated by 2019.


Landvetter is an important freight airport. There were 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passing Landvetter during 2007,[8] about 60% of Arlanda. In contrast to Arlanda and other big airports there is no lack of landing slots.

Other facilities[edit]

Former City Airline head office

City Airline had its head office in the Air Cargo Building on the grounds of the airport.[9] When Transwede Airways existed, its head office was on the airport property.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b EAD Basic
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^ ____2637.aspx Did you know that... – LFV
  4. ^ ____2634.aspx History – LFV
  5. ^ http://www.airlituanica.com/en/about-us/news/air-lituanica-to-launch-flights-to-two-cities-of-sweden-this-summer/
  6. ^ Swiss International Air Lines start six new routes from Geneva
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30 ____36426.aspx Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser(swedish)
  9. ^ "Contact City Airline." City Airline. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Home." Transwede Airways. Retrieved on 7 December 2010. "Transwede Airways I P.O. Box 2011 SE-438 11 Landvetter Sweden".

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