Gothenburg Landvetter airport, the second biggest airport in Sweden, is currently undergoing a major expansion to meet the increasing number of passengers and tourists. Owned and operated by Swedavia, the airport serves the Gothenburg region.

Construction works on the northern terminal expansion project started in May 2018. The expansion is a part of Swedavia’s goal to provide smoother and better travel experiences in the region and to become a key location for important meetings in Scandinavia.

The expansion will add a new seven-star hotel connected to the terminal, a single security checkpoint for domestic and international passengers, and a new baggage storage facility with larger X-ray equipment.

Swedavia plans to invest approximately Skr3bn ($345m) on the airport development during 2016-2025.

Features of the new terminal at Gothenburg Landvetter airport

The existing terminal served 6.76 million passengers in 2017. It is being redeveloped aiming to increase passenger comfort levels. The redevelopment is designed to handle air traffic volume of up to 18 million passengers by 2070.

The new terminal will extend over an area of 10,000m² and will incorporate three gates for airplanes and two for buses to the existing terminal, enabling the separation of arriving and departing passengers.

A single security checkpoint will be provided at the terminal, which will also feature a large arrival hall comprising two new baggage belts. The expansion will also create a large baggage basement with room for new X-ray machine.

A BREEAM sustainability assessment will be conducted as part of the project, in order to secure BREEAM certification with a good rating.

 Gothenburg Landvetter airport history

The existing Göteborg Landvetter airport, inaugurated in October 1977, features a single passenger terminal with 20 gates and has space for approximately 40 aircraft.

The international airport currently covers approximately 90 non-stop routes across the world, including 50 scheduled and 40 unscheduled charter flights. The airport covers three continents and more than 21 countries with frequent flights to Tehran in Iran, London in the UK, Luleå in Sweden, and Las Palmas, Spain.

“Scandic Hotels, a hotel company based in Stockholm, will operate the new seven-floored hotel at the airport.”

The airport is currently using renewable fossil-free aviation fuel to refuel aircraft, in addition to conventional fuel.

Airport City at Gothenburg Landvetter airport

Swedavia is also developing the Airport City at Landvetter airport in addition to the terminal expansion project.

Set to be the first in western Sweden, the Airport City will be constructed in more than 1.7 million square metres of land near the Göteborg Landvetter airport. It will be a new hub for logistics operations, commercial activities, attractions, retail offerings, businesses and offices, and hotel and conference facilities.

A proposed 60km railway line connecting Gothenburg and Borås will pass through a tunnel under the Göteborg Landvetter airport. The line will also provide an environmentally friendly alternative for commuting to and from the airport.

New hotel at Gothenburg Landvetter airport

Scandic Hotels, a hotel company based in Stockholm, will operate the new seven-floored hotel at the airport. The hotel is the second biggest project announced by Scandic in Gothenburg in 2017.

Construction of the new hotel is expected to start in 2018 and is planned for completion in 2021. Plans are also being made to integrate the hotel’s public areas with the airport’s future check-in hall.

The hotel will feature 220 rooms, a restaurant, bar and fitness area, and ten conference rooms. It can be easily accessed by private and business travellers alike due to its location.

Discreet, abstract flags of the world’s countries will be included as part of the new hotel facade. The international theme is enabled by the cantilevered roof of the building.

Contractors involved

NCC, in partnership with Swedavia, secured a Skr760m (approximately $92m) contract for the terminal construction at Göteborg Landvetter airport. The contractual scope includes project engineering, preparatory works, and construction of the terminal.

Swedavia awarded a Skr454m ($55.62m approximately) contract to Peab for the construction of a new baggage garage, security control, and hotel at the airport.

Wingårdhs Arkitekter was awarded the contract for designing the hotel.