Aviation’s importance in society
Aviation enables people to meet even when distances are great. It links cultures and economies together and creates relationships between people from different parts of the world.
Along with the more than 22% of international passengers at Swedavia’s airports who fly for business purposes, 26% travel to meet relatives and friends. Aviation also links up Sweden and makes it possible to travel throughout the country within a reasonable amount of time.
About 42% of all international flights at our airports were flown by people who live outside Sweden. This type of passenger is really important since they contribute to the ever larger and increasingly important hospitality industry.
According to Statistics Sweden, a full 34% of Sweden’s population has roots abroad – 20% were born abroad and another 14% have one or both parents born abroad. With the help of aviation, these people can visit their countries of origin more easily and have physical contact with loved ones.