Göteborg Landvetter Airport

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Göteborg Landvetter Airport

Göteborg Landvetter flygplats
Landvetter Airport Logo.jpg
Landvetter Air View.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorLuftfartsverket (1977–2009)
Swedavia (2010–present)
ServesGothenburg, Sweden
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL154 m / 506 ft
Coordinates57°39′36″N 012°17′28″E / 57.66000°N 12.29111°E / 57.66000; 12.29111Coordinates: 57°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 (2017)
Passengers total6,758,520
International passengers5,300,266
Domestic passengers1,458,254
Landings total34,408
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 6.8 million passengers in 2017 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 the 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. 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 of Sweden on 3 October in 1977.[4] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport[5], north 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).[citation needed]

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.[7] In 2018-2020 the terminal building will be enlarged, with three new air bridges.[8] 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 is planned to be 2020 and operation estimated by 2023.[9]


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 eight air bridges, at gates 12–17, 19, and 20.[10] Gates 10–11, 18A–18H and 21C–21D transport passengers to the aircraft via an airside bus transfer. Gate 21A/B is an aircraft stand without an air bridge, with a short walk to the aircraft instead. The eight air bridges are not enough, so airside bus transfer is regularly used. Traditionally gates 10–15, which are accessed without clearing immigration, used to be limited to intra-Nordic flights but nowadays cater to all flights within the Schengen Area, which are treated as domestic flights. Gates 21A–21D are located in the international transit area, used for flights outside the Schengen Area, and access is only possible after clearing immigration. Gate 19 and 20 are positionable so that, depending on upcoming flights, reaching them may (signed 19B-20B) or may not (signed 19A-20A) 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 aeroplane, avoiding mix with other, non paying passengers. The VIP area can also hold wedding ceremonies.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Göteborg:[12]

Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
AIS AirlinesBorlänge
Austrian AirlinesSeasonal: Vienna
BRA Braathens Regional AirlinesStockholm–Bromma, Sundsvall, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Seasonal charter: Corfu (begins 26 May 2019),[14] Innsbruck, Olbia,[14] Pula,[14] Tivat[14]
British AirwaysAarhus, London–Heathrow, Manchester
Brussels AirlinesBrussels
Czech AirlinesHamburg, Prague
Charter: Lyon
FlyErbilErbil, Kiev[15]
Freebird AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya
IcelandairSeasonal: Reykjavík–Keflavík
Iran AirTehran–Imam Khomeini
Jet TimeSeasonal charter: Hurghada, Madeira, Tivat
LaudamotionSeasonal: Stuttgart (begins 1 April 2019)[16]
LOT Polish AirlinesWarsaw–Chopin[17]
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air ShuttleAlicante, Barcelona, London–Gatwick, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Prague,[18] Rome–Fiumicino, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Chania, Gran Canaria, Nice, Pristina, Salzburg, Split,[19] Tenerife–South
NovairSeasonal charter: Funchal[14]
Qatar AirwaysDoha [20]
RyanairAlicante, Barcelona (begins 2 April 2019), Edinburgh, Kraków,[21] London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester (begins 3 April 2019), Prague (begins 3 April 2019), Warsaw–Modlin
Seasonal: Bergamo, Dublin (begins 4 May 2019),[22] Malta,[23] Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Rome–Ciampino, Thessaloniki, Zadar
Scandinavian AirlinesBerlin–Tegel, Copenhagen, Faro (begins 6 April 2019),[citation needed] Luleå, Málaga, Stockholm–Arlanda, Umeå
Seasonal: Alicante, Athens, Geneva, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Pula, Split, Östersund
Seasonal charter: Chania, Corfu, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ioannina (begins 17 May 2019)[24], Karpathos, Kavala, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Preveza, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Tenerife–South, Tirana[25]
Swiss International Air LinesZürich
Seasonal: Geneva
SunExpressSeasonal: Antalya (begins 26 May 2019) [26]
Thomas Cook Airlines ScandinaviaSeasonal charter: Antalya, Cancun, Chania, Fuerteventura,[14] Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Punta Cana, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife–South
TUI AirwaysCharter: Gran Canaria[27][14]
Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 21 April 2019),[14] Chania,[27][14] Hurghada,[14] Krabi,[14] Lanzarote,[14] Larnaca,[27][14] Palma de Mallorca,[27][14] Phuket,[14] Phu Quoc,[14] Rhodes,[27][14] Sal,[14] Tenerife–South[14]
TUI fly NordicSeasonal charter: Alghero,[14] Burgas,[14] Catania,[14] Dalaman,[14][28] Gran Canaria,[14] Kos,[14] Menorca[14], Samos,[14] Split,[14]
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018), Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)
WiderøeBergen, Oslo–Gardermoen
Wings of LebanonSeasonal: Beirut[29]
Wizz AirBelgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Skopje, Tuzla, Vilnius[30]
Seasonal: Warsaw–Chopin, Wroclaw


Amapola Flyg Malmö,[31] Örebro,[32] Stockholm–Arlanda[33]
ASL Airlines Belgium Oslo–Gardermoen, Liège, Turku, Tallinn
DHL Aviation Copenhagen, Leipzig/Halle


Busiest routes[edit]

Main check-in hall
In front of the passenger terminals
Logistics facilities
Busiest international routes to and from Göteborg Landvetter Airport (2017)[34]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1  United Kingdom, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, London–Stansted 600,147 Decrease 14.0
2  Netherlands, Amsterdam 368,020 Increase 14.4
3  Germany, Frankfurt 360,113 Increase 2.8
4  Denmark, Copenhagen 286,209 Decrease 13.1
5  Germany, Berlin 243,777 Decrease 8.0
6  Finland, Helsinki 229,943 Increase 10.1
7  Germany, Munich 218,260 Increase 9.3
8  Belgium, Brussels 190,449 Increase 5.9
9  Turkey, Istanbul 173,390 Increase 8.4
10  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 159,332 Increase 13.1
11  Spain, Gran Canaria 156,337 Increase 5.2
12  Spain, Málaga 149,691 Increase 41.1
13  Spain, Alicante 136,711 Increase 19.1
14  France, Paris–Charles de Gaulle 127,761 Increase 1.4
15  Greece, Chania 93,931 Increase 5.6
16  Spain, Barcelona 92,987 Increase 5.9
17  Poland, Warsaw-Chopin, Warsaw-Modlin 92,275 Increase 26.8
18  Norway, Oslo 87,489 Increase 3.0
19  Germany, Düsseldorf 86,723 Increase 38.0
20  Spain, Tenerife-South 81,275 Increase 11.2



Flygbussarna and Swebus takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. Swebus (Bus 830) takes passengers to Borås central station in 35–40 minutes and to Jönköping central station in 1h 50m.


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.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30____36426.aspx Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser (Swedish) Archived 6 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
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  7. ^ "Swedavia bygger 7 500 kvm stor terminalanläggning med DHL som... - Swedavia". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ Klart för utbyggnad av Landvetters terminal Archived 18 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "The Gothenburg-Borås Project". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015.
  10. ^ "After the Security Control" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Weddings". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016.
  12. ^ swedavia.com - Timetable retrieved 24 February 2017
  13. ^ Aeroflot resumes 3 European routes in W18 Routesonline. 16 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Only Flight".
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (28 June 2018). "FlyErbil outlines operations from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Laudamotion outlines S19 Stuttgart network". routesonline.com. 18 October 2018.
  17. ^ Swedavia (29 March 2017). "Ny direktlinje till Warszawa från Göteborg Landvetter". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  18. ^ Norwegian adds Gothenburg – Prague service from late-April 2018 Routesonline. 29 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Norwegian startar ny direktlinje till Split från Göteborg Landvetter". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gothenburg, Sweden, the Airline's Fifth Nordic Gateway". Qatar Airways.
  21. ^ "Ny flyglinje till Kraków från Göteborg Landvetter".
  22. ^ "Dublin Airport Welcomes Ryanair's Route Expansion". Dublin Airport. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  23. ^ "RYANAIR LAUNCHES NEW GOTHENBURG ROUTE TO MALTA - Ryanair's Corporate Website". corporate.ryanair.com.
  24. ^ http://ksb.apollo.se/cgi-bin/ksb.cgi/www/bookingGuide/index.p?step1PageLayout=mini&brandCode=apollo&languageCode=swedish&marketCode=sweden&step1ShowTripCategoryCombo=false&tripCategoryCode=flightOnly&type=page&page=GuidePage&step1PageLayout=default&sid=7a3d23845d84728b722ea9d7f0d7fa67
  25. ^ http://www.aac.gov.al/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buletini-AAC-Maj-2018.pdf[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281121/sunexpress-s19-network-additions-as-of-18oct18/
  27. ^ a b c d e 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUI Airways UK adds various Nordic routes in S18". routesonline.com.
  28. ^ TUI Nordic schedules additional Turkey routes in S18 Routesonline. 4 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Beirut är ny direktdestination från Landvetter". www.swedavia.se.
  30. ^ http://www.pasazer.com/news/39484/wizz,air,kasuje,loty,do,goteborga.html
  31. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  32. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  33. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  34. ^ [1]
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

External links[edit]

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