Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Coordinates: 57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
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Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Göteborg Landvetter flygplats
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Landvetter Air View.jpg
Airport typePublic
LocationHärryda municipality, Västra Götaland county, Sweden
Opened3 October 1977 (45 years ago) (1977-10-03)
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111
GOT is located in Sweden
Location of airport in Sweden
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,300 10,826 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Passengers total6,670,892 (Decrease2%)
International passengers5,468,099 (Increase1%)
Domestic passengers1,202,793 (Decrease14%)
Landings total34,674 (Decrease5%)
Source: Swedish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Göteborg Landvetter Airport (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) region in Sweden. With just over 6.8 million passengers in 2018 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm–Arlanda.[2] Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60.1 thousand tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter,[3] about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda.

The airport is named after Landvetter locality, which is in Härryda municipality. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east-southeast[1] of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. It is operated by Swedavia, the national airport company. Since the closure of Göteborg City Airport for commercial operations, it's the city's only commercial passenger airport.


The airport was opened by King Carl XVI Gustaf on 3 October 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport,[5] west of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977.[6] In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport. That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international air travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel).[7]

In 2013 the international terminal was extended significantly with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminals were joined into a single terminal.

On 14 April 2015 Swedavia announced a 10-year long contract with DHL Express to build a new 7500 m2 large cargo terminal, replacing the old 1700 m2. The construction will begin in spring 2015 and is underway for one year. This was a step included in plans for Airport City.[8] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[9] There are also plans to build a shortcut on the railway Gothenburg–Borås with a tunnel and a railway station under the airport. Construction start has previously been decided to 2016, later 2020, but is as of 2021 delayed.[10]

There has been criticism on the choice of location of the airport, which is fairly foggy, located 150 meters above sea level and often affected by low clouds. The runway direction also often means fairly strong crosswinds which can cause landings to scare passengers. In 2015 an instrument landing system CATIIIb was installed which allows landing in fairly dense fog if corresponding system is fitted onboard aircraft.[11] Many but not all aircraft have that (as of 2018).[12]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most flights were cancelled. During April 2020, only the KLM route to Amsterdam was consistently operated daily. The passenger figures were 99.5% lower in April 2020 than in April 2019.[7]

On 28th April of 2023, Gothenburg Airport achieved a major milestone when Scandinavian Airlines began its nonstop route to New York, connecting both cities four times weekly onboard A321 neo LR aircraft. Gothenburg previously was linked to New York more than 40 years ago in 1984 and since then lacked proper long haul services, apart from a few charter flights as e.g. to Thailand in winter.[13]


Landvetter Airport has traditionally had two terminals, domestic and international, but they have merged into one common terminal. In 2009 all baggage drop was moved to in the international terminal, since all baggage had to be screened with new regulations. In 2014 the two terminals joined into one with all baggage collected at the arrivals hall in the previous international terminal. The transfer area, which has several shops, cafés and a restaurant, is accessible for all passengers since that year.

There are eleven air bridges, at gates 12–17 and 19-23.[14] Gates 10–11, 18A–H and 24A–E transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. Traditionally gates 10–15 used to be limited to domestic flights but nowadays 10–19 cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 22–24 are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 20 and 21 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may (signed 20B-21B) or may not (signed 20A-21A) require clearing immigration. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10.

The airport has a VIP area, where travellers for a fee can go through a dedicated security check, wait in the VIP lounge and be transported by car to the aircraft, avoiding mix with non VIP paying passengers. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[15]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Göteborg:[16]

Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Belgrade, [17]
airBaltic Riga
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Aarhus,[18] Lyon,[19] Stockholm–Bromma, Visby[20]
British Airways Billund,[21] London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Eurowings Berlin,[22] Düsseldorf, Hamburg[23]
Finnair Helsinki
KLM Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin[24]
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle[25] Alicante, Málaga
Seasonal: Barcelona (resumes 22 June 2023)[26]
Play Seasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík[27]
Ryanair Alicante, Banja Luka, Bergamo, Budapest, Edinburgh, Gdańsk, Kaunas,[28] Kraków,[29] London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Prague, Riga,[30] Stockholm–Arlanda,[31] Warsaw–Modlin, Zagreb[32]
Seasonal: Cagliari,[33] Dublin, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Vienna, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines[34] Copenhagen, Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Newark, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pula, Split, Tenerife–South[35]
Seasonal charter: Chania,[36] Fuerteventura,[36] Gran Canaria,[36] Heraklion,[36] Hurghada,[37] Ioannina,[36] Larnaca,[36] Preveza,[38] Rhodes,[39] Samos,[36] Santorini,[36] Skiathos[36]
Sunclass Airlines[40] Charter: Gran Canaria
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania, Heraklion, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife–South
SunExpress Antalya
Swiss International Air LinesZürich
Seasonal: Geneva
Transavia France Seasonal: Bastia (begins 8 July 2023)[41]
TUI Airways Seasonal charter: Krabi,[42] Phuket[42]
TUI fly Nordic[42] Charter: Gran Canaria
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Boa Vista, Burgas, Chania, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sal, Samos, Split, Tenerife–South
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Vueling Barcelona,[43] Paris–Orly[44]
Widerøe Bergen, Oslo
Wizz Air Belgrade, Gdańsk, Rome–Fiumicino,[45] Skopje, Tuzla, Warsaw–Chopin


DHL Aviation[46] Copenhagen
FedEx Express[47] Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Main check-in hall
In front of the passenger terminals
Logistics facilities

Passenger numbers[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at GOT airport. See Wikidata query.

Busiest routes[edit]

Busiest routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport Airport (2022)[48]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden[a] 573,819 Increase 118.5
2 Germany Frankfurt, Germany 291,074 Increase 86.0
3 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 283,465 Increase 72.8
4 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom[b] 278,631 Increase 324.7
5 Germany Munich, Germany 218,614 Increase 228.3
6 Spain Alicante, Spain 159,443 Increase 100.8
7 Spain Málaga, Spain 156,656 Increase 106.0
8 Finland Helsinki, Finland 137,100 Increase 211.8
9 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 134,456 Increase 55.5
10 France Paris, France[c] 133,066 Increase 123.0
11 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 108,465 Increase 314.0
12 Belgium Brussels, Belgium 106,944 Increase 152.9
13 Poland Gdańsk, Poland 105,629 Increase 146.8
14 Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland 100,178 Increase 177.8
15 Poland Warsaw, Poland[d] 87,843 Increase 54.4
16 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 86,393 Increase 462.5
17 Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain 81,726 Increase 68.8
18 Spain Gran Canaria, Spain 80,702 Increase 122.9
19 Hungary Budapest, Hungary 74,003 Increase 124.2
20 Greece Rhodes, Greece 70,402 Increase 125.4
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2022)
Rank Country Passengers % change
1  Germany 593,351 Increase 133.7
2  Spain 571,962 Increase 93.5
3  United Kingdom 346,240 Increase 345.5
4  Netherlands 283,569 Increase 72.8
5  Turkey 249,890 Increase 121.8
6  Poland 231,993 Increase 100.0
7  Greece 211,326 Increase 121.1
8  France 140,667 Increase 131.4
9  Finland 137,100 Increase 219.1
10  Belgium 106,944 Increase 152.6



The airport is served by several shuttle services offered by different private bus companies, such as Flygbussarna (most frequent), Vy bus4you and Flixbus (cheapest). Rides between the airport and the Nils Ericson Terminal, located next to the Central train station take about 30 minutes, while rides connecting with the Korsvägen hub are approximately 20 minutes long.

Västtrafik, Gothenburg's public transport agency, also operates the bus line 612 between the airport and the Landvetter village bus station, where further connections to both Gothenburg and Borås can be made.

Flixbus and bus4you also offer the shuttle services, albeit less frequently, between Borås and Jönköping central stations, about 40 and 1h45m away, respectively.


The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 kilometres (16 mi) and to Borås 40 kilometres (25 mi), both via the Riksväg 40 motorway. There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.

The airport is accessible on foot too. The forest and hiking trails reach up to the far side of P6 long-term parking area.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Includes flights to/from Stockholm–Arlanda and Stockholm–Bromma
  2. ^ Includes flights to/from London–Heathrow and London–Stansted
  3. ^ Includes flights to/from Paris–Charles de Gaulle and Paris–Orly
  4. ^ Includes flights to/from Warsaw–Chopin and Warsaw–Modlin


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  38. ^ "Charterresor till Lefkas, Grekland | Airtours charter". www.airtours.se.
  39. ^ "Resor till Rhodos, Grekland | Airtours charter".
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  41. ^ "News for Airlines, Airports and the Aviation Industry | CAPA".
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