Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation

100 - 800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
15 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Swedavia, a company that runs ten of the largest airports in Sweden, plans to carry out a major part of the redundancies of the 800 full-time positions that were announced for in March 2020. The planned redundancies will be carried out during the second half of 2020. This is announced in Swedavia´s latest interim report from July 2020. 

The planned job cuts are a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aviation industry is one of the most affected industries and traffic at Swedavia's airports had decreased by 97% during Q2 2020 in comparison to same period last year. Swedavia expects the effects of the pandemic to be long-lasting. 

According to the latest interim report that was published in July, Swedavia's lost revenue was SEK 500 million (€50 million) a month during the second quarter of 2020. In June 2020, the company received a SEK 3,15 billion (€300 million) capital injection from the state. 

Swedavia is a state-owned enterprise and employs a staff of 3000.



Eurofound (2020), Swedavia, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 101974, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101974.