Swedavia signs security service agreement with Securitas for Gothenburg Airport

posted on 10th December 2018 by Justin Burns
Swedavia signs security service agreement with Securitas for Gothenburg Airport

Swedevia has signed an agreement with Securitas in providing security services at Gothenburg Landvetter Airport starting 1 May 2019.

The airport is Sweden’s second largest, with about seven million passengers a year.

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is currently the only one of Swedavia’s bigger airports where security services are operated within Swedavia, but services will now be outsourced to Landvetter as well.

Following a public tender procedure, Securitas – which already provides security services at a number of Swedavia’s airports – was awarded the contract.

Swedavia director of security, Mats Paulsson said: “Safety and security are an important focus area in all of our airports. We always work with great determination to guarantee our passengers’ safety and security and to ensure good service. We are pleased that Securitas, with its experience, are going to be our new partner at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.”

Securitas will be responsible for security screening, airport protection and other security services at Gothenburg. The agreement runs for three years, with an option to extend it for a total of four years.

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport airport director, Charlotte Ljunggren said: “It is the airport’s task to manage and maintain cost-effectiveness with a strong focus on safety, security and passengers. We will now do this in partnership with Securitas as we continue to develop Göteborg Landvetter into a strong regional airport for both business and leisure travellers.”

Securitas already carries out security services like those included in the agreement for Gothenburg at Bromma Stockholm Airport and Malmo Airport. It also provides airport security guards at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

As a result of this agreement, nearly 300 of Swedavias employees at Gothenburg will be affected when operations are placed under the management of Securitas.