Göteborg Landvetter Airport ( IATA : GOT , ICAO : ESGG ) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg ) region in Sweden . With just over 6.8 million passengers in 2018 it is Sweden's second-largest airport after Stockholm–Arlanda . Landvetter is also an important freight airport. During 2007, 60.1 thousand tonnes of air cargo passed through Landvetter, about 60% of the capacity of Arlanda. The airport is named after Landvetter locality, which is in Härryda municipality . It is 20 km; east-southeast of Gothenburg and 40 km west of Borås . It is operated by Swedavia , the national airport company. Since the closure of Göteborg City Airport for commercial operations, it's the city's only commercial passenger airport. The airport was opened by king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on 3 October in 1977. Passenger services, previously at Torslanda Airport , north of Gothenburg, were moved to Landvetter in 1977. In 2001, some budget airlines began serving the former military base in Säve, which was renamed from Säve Flygplats to Gothenburg City Airport . That airport was closed down in winter 2014–2015 because of large reconstruction needs, meaning an increase of traffic on Landvetter of almost a million annual passengers. There has been a tendency that international air travel has increased, especially on tourists, while domestic has declined somewhat (mostly business travel). In 2013 the international terminal was extended significantly with new shops, and in 2014 the domestic and international terminals were joined into a single terminal.