- Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
name = Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
nativename = Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats
IATA = GOT
ICAO = ESGG
type = Public
operator = Luftfartsverket
elevation-f = 506
elevation-m = 154
coordinates = coord|57|39|46|N|012|16|47|E|type:airport_region:SE
website = [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_AirportStartPage____2570.aspx www.lfv.se/...]
r1-number = 03/21
r1-length-f = 10,823
r1-length-m = 3,299
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
airportserving the Gothenburgregion in Sweden. With 4.3 million passengers in 2006[ [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_ListArticle____45955.aspx 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. [ [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_Bred____2637.aspx Did you know that... - LFV ] ] Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport [ [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_Bred____2634.aspx 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
CityJet(Paris-Charles de Gaulle)
Sun Air of Scandinavia(Aarhus, Billund)
City Airline(Åre-Östersund, Birmingham, Luleå, Lyon, Manchester, Prague, Tallinn, Zürich)
Emirates Airline(Dubai, New York-JFK) [Cargo only]
Iran Air(Tehran-Imam Khomeini)
Jat Airways(Belgrade) [ends October 25, 2008]
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines(Amsterdam)
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)
*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)
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)
In the warmer months mostly to
Spain, Greeceand Turkey. In the winter especially the Canary Islandsand Thailand, but also to Brazil, India, Gambia, Egypt, Tunisia, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. Plus ski trips to Franceand Austria.
Bus: "Flygbussarna" takes passengers to the city of
Gothenburgin 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station. It costs 80 SEK. Another bus takes you to the town of Boråsin 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
Alingsåsand beyond, the official route is via Partille. Most locals use a 15 km shorter shortcut between Härrydaand Lerumsignposted "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 [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_InfoSida_70_30____36426.aspx 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.
Swedish Civil Aviation Administration
List of the largest airports in the Nordic countries
* [http://www.lfv.se/templates/LFV_AirportStartPage____2570.aspx Göteborg-Landvetter Airport web site]
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