Stockholm's Plans For An Airport City
While the economy has had a big impact on the global economic picture, that hasn't put an end to all ambitious airport projects. Stockholm Airport City which is currently being built in the Stockholm region is Sweden's big investment in the future of air travel. The airport project includes a 650-room hotel, meeting center, and offices. Currently the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is Sweden's largest international airport, serving 18 million passengers every year. The airport city is hoped to increase conferences and events in Sweden and Scandinavia and over the course of the next ten years, 1.46 billion euros will be invested in the project. In 10-15 years once it is completed, Stockholm Airport City will employ 50,000 people. A new hotel from First hotels will hopen in 2011 and will feature permanent portraits of the Swedish Royals, including Crown Princess Victoria, shown at right, on its façade.