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Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Summary
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/
Map
MMX
Location within Skåne
Runways
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: MMX, ICAO: 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.[2]

History

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.

Facilities

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

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

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

AirlinesDestinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina[5]
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania[6]
AIS Airlines Borlänge,[7] Örebro[8]
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Stockholm-Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund[9][10]
Seasonal charter: Burgas,[11] Corfu,[12] Innsbruck,[13] Preveza/Lefkada,[14] Salzburg,[15] Split[citation needed]
Norwegian Air Shuttle StockholmArlanda[16]
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Pristina[17][18]
Primera Air Seasonal: Chania,[19] Palma de Mallorca[20]
Ryanair Kraków[21]
Scandinavian Airlines StockholmArlanda[22]
Seasonal: Málaga[23]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Antalya,[24] Fuerteventura (begins 22 October 2018), Gran Canaria (begins 31 October 2018), Heraklion,[25] Larnaca,[26] Palma de Mallorca,[27] Rhodes,[28]
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Chania,[29] Larnaca,[29] Palma de Mallorca,[29] Rhodes[29]
Wings of Lebanon Beirut
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdask, Iai, Katowice, Ni, Pozna, Skopje, Tuzla, Vienna (begins 15 February 2019),[30] WarsawChopin
Cargo
AirlinesDestinations
Amapola Flyg Göteborg-Landvetter,[31] StockholmArlanda,[32] SundsvallTimrå[33]
ASL Airlines Belgium Liege,[34] Billund,[35] Riga,[36] Tallinn[37]
Posten Örebro, Umeå, StockholmArlanda
SprintAir Chateauroux, Angers
UPS Airlines Aarhus, Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, OsloGardermoen

Statistics

Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2017)[38]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
2016/2017
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
2016/17
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

Bus
  • 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

References

  1. ^ "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Copenhagen Airport → Lindeborg (28.3 km or 17.6 mi) vs. Malmö Airport → Lindeborg (29.3 km or 18.2 mi)
  3. ^ "Om flygplatsen | Malmö Airport". www.swedavia.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  4. ^ swedavia.com - Destinations retrieved 26 July 2016
  5. ^ https://www.adria.si/en/flights-and-destinations/where-we-fly/
  6. ^ https://www.apollo.se/flyg-och-hotell?searchProductCategoryCodes=FlightAndHotel&departureAirportCode=MMX&departureDate=2018-07-07&durationGroupCode=7&bookingEngineCountryCode=GR&bookingEngineDestinationCode=G10&paxAges=18,18&arrivalAirportCode=CHQ&flightPackageCode=MMXCHQ61%23MMX%232018-07-07%237%23MMXCHQ61
  7. ^ https://www.aisairlines.com/timetable/
  8. ^ https://www.aisairlines.com/timetable/
  9. ^ http://www.flygtorget.se/Aktuellt/Artikel/?Id=11502
  10. ^ https://boka.flygbra.se/plnext/flygbra/Override.action#/FPC
  11. ^ http://www.burgas-airport.bg/Flight/tabid/185/language/en-US
  12. ^ https://www.cfu-airport.gr/en/flights--more/flights--destinations/destinations/destinations/dest_id-1595/nd_id-1595
  13. ^ http://www.alpresor.se/hur-fungerar-det/Infor-resan/Flygtider
  14. ^ https://www.pvk-airport.gr/en/flights--more/flights--destinations/destinations/destinations/dest_id-1595/nd_id-1595
  15. ^ http://www.alpresor.se/hur-fungerar-det/Infor-resan/Flygtider
  16. ^ https://www.norwegian.com/uk/route-map/Malmo-Alldestinations?D_Month=201807&CurrencyCode=GBP&IncludeTransit=False&ShowPrice=True
  17. ^ https://www.exyuaviation.com/p/oraneg2fly-pristina-malmo.html
  18. ^ https://www.exyuaviation.com/2018/01/orange2fly-to-launch-new-pristina.html
  19. ^ https://primeraair.com/plan-trip/route-map/
  20. ^ https://primeraair.com/plan-trip/route-map/
  21. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271685/ryanair-w17-new-routes-as-of-05mar17/
  22. ^ https://www.flysas.com/pl-en/
  23. ^ https://www.flysas.com/pl-en/
  24. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/dk-vkg/routes
  25. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/dk-vkg/routes
  26. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/dk-vkg/routes
  27. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/dk-vkg/routes
  28. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/dk-vkg/routes
  29. ^ a b c d https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/6b-blx/routes
  30. ^ "Wizz Air tweaks Vienna operations in 2018/19". routesonline.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018. 
  31. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  32. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  33. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/hp-apf/routes
  34. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/3v-tay/routes
  35. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/3v-tay/routes
  36. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/3v-tay/routes
  37. ^ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/3v-tay/routes
  38. ^ swedavia.se Archived 2016-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

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