International connectivity of the Stockholm region

International connectivity of the Stockholm region

April 13, 2015

Copenhagen Economics has been commissioned by the County Administrative Board of Stockholm to assess the current state of international connectivity by air of the Stockholm region. The report shows that the Stockholm region and Arlanda need to increase international connectivity by air to achieve the vision of Stockholm as ‘Capital of Scandinavia’, and Europe’s most attractive metropolitan region within 40 years. We recommend trying to attract ten specific new routes not served by direct flights from Stockholm today, which may have commercial basis for a direct route. Direct benefits to passengers of the ten new routes are estimated to amount to between 420 and 820 million SEK. These lines would also contribute to the region’s growth to a value of approximately half a billion SEK in productivity, since productivity is strongly connected with connectivity.


The report is part of SATSA II, which is conducted in collaboration with TMR, the Swedish Transport Administration, Stockholm Business Region and the County Administrative Board. The overall aim of the project is to enhance cooperation between the participating parties and improving transport infrastructure the Stockholm region.


To read the report, click here


To see more about the SATSA II project, click here


For more information contact David Schubert at the County Administrative Board of Stockholm or


Partner at Copenhagen Economics Martin Hvidt Thelle