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Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Serves Malmö, Sweden
Location Svedala
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 55°3148N 013°2217E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139Coordinates: 55°3148N 013°2217E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139
Website swedavia.com/malmo/
Location within Skåne
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,624 Asphalt
17/35 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total 2,218,245
International passengers 974,986
Domestic passengers 1,243,259

Malmö Airport, until 2007 known as Sturup Airport (Swedish: Sturups flygplats) (IATA: MMXICAO: ESMS) is Sweden's fourth busiest airport, handling 2,169,901 passengers in 2015, a new all-time high.[1] The airport is located in Svedala Municipality, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) east of Malmö and 26 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of Lund.

Via the Öresund Bridge the airport is located about 55 kilometres (34 mi) from central Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and 47 kilometres (29 mi) from Copenhagen Airport. The entire city of Malmö is indeed located closer by road to Copenhagen Airport than to Malmö Airport, and only Copenhagen Airport is accessible by train. Malmö Airport is a small airport with regular flights only to Stockholm and low-cost flights on Wizz Air to several airports in central and eastern Europe. To this a few charter or irregular departures can be added. Copenhagen Airport is fifteen times as large.[2]


Early years

Completed in 1972, then at a cost of around SEK130 million, almost twice as much as initially forecast, Sturup Airport replaced the aging Bulltofta Airport, which had served the region since 1923. Plans to build a new airport were drafted in the early 1960s. Expansion was impossible, due to Bulltofta's close proximity to the now booming city and nearby communities complained about noise pollution from the newly introduced jet aircraft.[citation needed]

Construction began in 1970, and the airport was inaugurated two years later on 3 December 1972. At the same time Bulltofta Airport closed. However, Malmö ATC (Air Traffic Control) remained at the old Bulltofta site until 1983 when it also moved to Malmö Airport.[3]

Development since the 2000s

Around 20052008 some low-cost airlines hoped to attract both Danish and Swedish passengers from Sturup in competition with Copenhagen Airport. Malmö airport, due to its lower landing fees, is seen by some low cost airlines as a cheaper way of accessing the Copenhagen area. The airport caters for low cost carriers like Wizz Air.[citation needed]

During 2008 Danish Sterling Airlines had some lines from Malmö Airport to London (LGW), Alicante, Barcelona, Nice and Florence. However other low cost carriers such as easyJet use Copenhagen Airport. Norwegian Air Shuttle use Malmö Airport for a few flights a day to and from StockholmArlanda Airport while the majority of flights to the region go to Copenhagen Airport. In 2014, Ryanair moved their operations to Copenhagen Airport as well. Malmö Airport has not been attractive for travellers to/from Denmark.


Malmö Airport features one passenger and two cargo terminals as well as 20 aircraft stands.

Airlines and destinations


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Malmö:[4]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina
AIS Airlines Borlänge, Örebro
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Helsinki (begins 16 April 2018),[5] Stockholm-Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
Finnair Helsinki (begins 16 April 2018) [6]
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini (begins 31 March 2018)[7]
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Manchester[8]
Norwegian Air Shuttle StockholmArlanda
Seasonal: Gran Canaria
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Pristina (begins 9 June 2018)[9]
Primera Air Seasonal: Chania, Palma de Mallorca
Ryanair Kraków[10]
Scandinavian Airlines StockholmArlanda
Seasonal: Málaga (begins 31 March 2018)
TUIfly Nordic Chania, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdask, Iai (begins 1 May 2018),[11] Katowice, Ni, Pozna, Skopje, Tuzla, WarsawChopin
Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Billund, Gdask, MoscowSheremetyevo, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku
Posten Örebro, Umeå, StockholmArlanda
SprintAir Chateauroux, Angers
UPS Airlines Aarhus, Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, OsloGardermoen


Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2017)[12]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
1  Sweden, StockholmArlanda, StockholmBromma 1,216,941 0.8
2  Poland, Gdask 86,551 0.7
3  Macedonia, Skopje 85,734 7.8
4  Hungary, Budapest 79,873 5.3
5  Serbia, Belgrade 66,096 17.1
6  Poland, Warsaw 62,484 1.7
7  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla 56,461 26.7
8  Spain, Gran Canaria 55,927 0.7
9  Poland, Katowice 54,662 6.5
10  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 44,085 22.0
11  Romania, Cluj-Napoca 41,196 6.0
12  Romania, Bucharest 34,152 0.5
13  Greece, Chania 32,193 8.0
14  Serbia, Ni 30,335 0.7
15  Poland, Pozna 28,427 1.3
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Malmö Airport (2017)
Rank Country Passengers Change
1  Poland 228,060 4.9%
2  Spain 136,689 11.6%
3  Hungary 101,285 0.0%
4  Serbia 96,431 10.8%
5  Macedonia 85,734 7.8%
6  Romania 75,348 2.9%
7  Greece 69,886 2.9%
8  Bosnia and Herzegovina 56,461 26.7%
9  Cyprus 20,680 2.1%
10  Turkey 12,446 47.6%

Ground transportation

  • Flygbussarna Airport coaches depart from the airport to downtown Malmö and Lund. The journey to Malmö or Lund takes about 40 minutes. From there, there are train connections to destinations including Copenhagen.
  • Gråhundbus coaches departs to Copenhagen 30 minutes after every Ryanair arrival.

See also


External links

Media related to Malmö-Sturup Airport at Wikimedia Commons

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