Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
nativename = Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats
nativename-r =

image-width =

type = Public
operator = Luftfartsverket
city-served = Gothenburg, Sweden
location = Landvetter, Sweden
elevation-f = 506
elevation-m = 154
coordinates = coord|57|39|46|N|012|16|47|E|type:airport_region:SE
website = []
r1-number = 03/21
r1-length-f = 10,823
r1-length-m = 3,299
r1-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Passengers total
stat1-data = 4.35 million
stat2-header = International passengers
stat2-data = 3.1 million
stat3-header = Domestic passengers
stat3-data = 1.25 million
footnotes = Source: DAFIFWAD|ESGG|source=DAFIF] GCM|GOT|source=DAFIF]

Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (Swedish: Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats, Airport codes|GOT|ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 4.3 million passengers in 2006 [ [ Solid start to 2007 - LFV ] ] it is Sweden's second-largest airport (after Stockholm-Arlanda). It is operated by the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket).

The airport is named after the small town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 20 km east of Gothenburg and 40 km west of Borås. Gothenburg's second international airport is Gothenburg City Airport. It 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, cafes, and a restaurant. There is a hotel 500 metres 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 airport was opened in 1977. [ [ Did you know that... - LFV ] ] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport [ [ History - LFV ] ] , 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

*airBaltic (Riga)
*Air France
**operated by CityJet (Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
*Austrian Airlines
**operated by Austrian Arrows (Vienna)
*British Airways
**operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia (Aarhus, Billund)
*Blue1 (Helsinki)
*Brussels Airlines (Brussels)
*City Airline (Åre-Östersund, Birmingham, Luleå, Lyon, Manchester, Prague, Tallinn, Zürich)
*Direktflyg (Borlänge)
*Emirates Airline (Dubai, New York-JFK) [Cargo only]
*Finnair (Helsinki)
*FlyNordic (Stockholm-Arlanda, Priština)
*Icelandair (Reykjavík-Keflavík)
*Iceland Express (Reykjavík-Keflavík)
*Iran Air (Tehran-Imam Khomeini)
*Jat Airways (Belgrade) [ends October 25, 2008]
*KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam)
*Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
**operated by Lufthansa Regional (Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich)
*Malév Hungarian Airlines (Budapest)
*Malmö Aviation (Stockholm-Bromma, Umeå)
*Scandinavian Airlines System (Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Malaga, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda)
*Skyways (Sundsvall)
*Sterling (Alicante, Athens [seasonal] , Chambéry, Copenhagen, Florence [seasonal] , Las Palmas, Malaga, Nice, Palma de Mallorca [seasonal] , Rome [seasonal] , Stockholm-Arlanda)
*Welcome Air (Graz, Hanover, Innsbruck, Stavanger, Kristiansand)
*Widerøe (Oslo)


*Alpresor (Salzburg, Geneva, Malaga) (air operators Scandinavian, Malmö Aviation, Sterling)
*Apollo (Agadir, Antalya, Athens, Burgas, Chania, Corfu, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Hurghada, Karpathos, Kavala, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Monastir, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Preveza, Rhodos, Rome, Santorini, Skiathos, Split, Tenerife, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Varna, Zakynthos) (about 15 air operators e.g. Novair, My Travel Airways, SAS, TUIfly Nordic. Also flight-only tickets are sold.)
*TUIfly Nordic (Agadir, Antalya, Bangkok, Barcelona, Burgas, Dalaman, Faro, Goa, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Isla de Margarita, Kap Verde, Krabi, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Madeira, Mallorca, Mauritius, Miami, Monastir, Phuket, Sharm el Sheik, Split, Tenerife, Trieste, Varna) (air operator mainly TUIfly Nordic)
*LionAlpin some places
*Solresor some places
*Ving several places

In the warmer months mostly to Spain, Greece and Turkey. In the winter especially the Canary Islands and Thailand, but also to Brazil, India, Gambia, Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. Plus ski trips to France and Austria.

Ground transportation

Bus: "Flygbussarna" takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. It costs 80 SEK. Another bus takes you to the town of Borås in 35 min, also for 80 SEK.

The road distance to Gothenburg is 25 km and to Borås 45 km, both with motorway. To go northeast to Alingsås and beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 km shorter shortcut between Härryda and Lerum signposted "Härskogen". It is very poorly signposted since the road authority wants to avoid too much traffic on this very narrow and curvy road.

There are 7,300 parking spaces at the airport.


Landvetter is an important freight airport.There were 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passing Landvetter during 2007 [ Trafikstatistik från svenska flygplatser(swedish)] , about 60 % of Arlanda. In contrast to Arlanda and other big airports there are no lack of landing slots. A problem involved with cargo transportation through the airport is the lack of a sufficient road connection to the northeast.

ee also

*Swedish Civil Aviation Administration
*List of the largest airports in the Nordic countries


External links

* [ Göteborg-Landvetter Airport web site]

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