Gotlandsflyg (Visby) along with Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) and Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) will all have to terminate their respective Gothenburg City operations after operator Swedavia said that upgrade works necessary to return taxi and runway system to regulatory standards would prove uneconomical. Unlike the other three carriers, Sparrow Aviation (Stockholm Arlanda) has decided to stop serving Gothenburg as a result of the airport closure giving up its Stockholm Bromma route served with bmi regional (BM, Aberdeen Dyce) E145s from January 18. Sparrow will continue to offer a single domestic route linking Bromma and Kristianstad.

Since late November, heavy passenger traffic at Göteborg City Airport has been redirected to Gothenburg Landvetter after inspections revealed deficiencies in City's runway system. Swedavia vice CEO Karl Wistrand on Tuesday said the SEK250 million (USD31 million) required to rectify the problems would be better spent at Gothenburg Landvetter.

“Unfortunately, there is no potential to develop Göteborg City Airport in a way that promotes the opportunity to travel to and from the West Götaland region. It is therefore necessary to concentrate resources on Göteborg Landvetter Airport in order to contribute to the region’s continued development in the best way,” he said.

Swedavia, which owns Göteborg City Airport, is a minority owner in the company that operates it, Cityflygplatsen i Göteborg AB. It has now moved to acquire all outstanding shares in the company while gradually winding down operations at the airport.

In the meantime, general aviation can continue to use the airfield until further notice.