Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport

Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (Swedish: Göteborg-Landvetter flygplats) (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 4.3 million passengers in 2006 it is Sweden's second-largest airport (after Stockholm-Arlanda). It is operated by Swedavia (the national airport company).

The airport is named after the small town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 11 NM (20 km; 13 mi) east southeast of Gothenburg and 40 km (25 mi) west of Borås. Gothenburg's second international airport is Gothenburg City Airport.

Terminals

Landvetter Airport 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 350 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 domestic terminal has four air bridges, gate 12-15A, and a stairway to the ground at gate 15 called 15B, and two gates with airside bus transfer, called gate 10–11. The domestic gates are reached through the security check in the domestic terminal.

The international terminal also has four air bridges, gate 16A, 17, 19A, 20A. There are also stairs to the ground for them. Gates 18A-18G are for airside bus transfer.

The international terminal has an outside-Schengen Area with strict passport check. The gate 20 and the airside bus gates called 21A-21D belong to this area. The gate 19 can flexibly be inside or outside Schengen. Gates 16–18 are inside Schengen. The freight terminal uses gate numbers below 10. Swedish customs rules necessitate strict separation of domestic and international gates. In several airports in other parts of Europe, intra-Schengen and domestic flights use gates next to each other.

History

The airport was opened in 1977. Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport, 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
Cargo airlines
Traffic
Ground transportation

Bus: Flygbussarna takes passengers to the city of Gothenburg in 20 minutes, and in 30 minutes to Gothenburg Central station.

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.

There are 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 2016 and operation estimated by 2019.

Cargo

Landvetter is an important freight airport. There were 60,100 tonnes of air cargo passing Landvetter during 2007, about 60% of Arlanda. In contrast to Arlanda and other big airports there is no lack of landing slots.

Other facilities

City Airline has its head office in the Air Cargo Building on the grounds of the airport. When Transwede Airways existed, its head office was on the airport property.

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