Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT)
History, Facts and Overview
The early 1970s were an exciting time in the history of Gothenburg and the dawn of the regional airport. A suitable site for the proposed airport was selected next to the town of Landvetter, in the Härryda region. However, whilst the location was considered to be perfect, the site itself comprised a large forest and deep lake, which all needed to be cleared and flattened.
By 1977, Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT) was ready to be opened and had cost more than SEK600 million. Just a decade later is was necessary to rebuild and update the terminal, and at this time, a new covered car park was built. Extra gates and check-in desks were added in the 1990s and Gothenburg Landvetter Airport was refitted with the latest computer technology and communications equipment. More recently, cargo operations have just been expanded greatly.
The single terminal is split into domestic and international halls, with a cash machine in each section and a bank with currency exchange facilities situated within the International Hall. Cafés, restaurants and bars can be found in both halls and include the Espresso House, the Kattegate restaurant, and the Café Götheborg.
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport also boasts a wide variety of shops including duty-free outlets, with passenger favourites including Travelshopping, the Global News and Books store and the Fifth Avenue fashion outlet. Also onsite is the Landvetter Airport Hotel, a small church, play areas for young children and an information desk.