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Malmö Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Location Svedala
Hub for BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
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 (2017)
Passengers total 2 185 485[1]
Aircraft Movements 21 578[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4]

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:[5]

Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina[6]
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania[7]
AIS Airlines Borlänge,[8] 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[13]
Norwegian Air Shuttle StockholmArlanda[15]
Primera Air Seasonal: Chania,[16] Palma de Mallorca[16]
Ryanair Kraków[17]
Scandinavian Airlines StockholmArlanda[18]
Seasonal: Málaga[18]
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Antalya,[19] Fuerteventura (begins 22 October 2018), Gran Canaria (begins 31 October 2018), Heraklion,[19] Larnaca,[19] Palma de Mallorca,[19] Rhodes,[19]
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 9 June 2019),[20] Chania,[20] Gran Canaria,[20] Lanzarote,[20] Larnaca,[20] Palma de Mallorca,[20] Rhodes,[20] Tenerife-South[20]
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdask, Katowice, Ni (ends 7 January), Pozna (ends 29 March 2019),[21] Skopje, Tuzla, Vienna (begins 15 February 2019),[22] WarsawChopin
Amapola Flyg Göteborg-Landvetter,[23] StockholmArlanda,[23] SundsvallTimrå[23]
ASL Airlines Belgium Liege,[24] Billund,[24] Riga,[24] Tallinn[24]
Posten Örebro, Umeå, StockholmArlanda
SprintAir Chateauroux, Angers
UPS Airlines Aarhus, Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, OsloGardermoen


Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2017)[25]
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.
  • There is also Wizzair's bus to Copenhagen

See also


  1. ^ a b https://www.swedavia.se/globalassets/statistik/fpl_201712.pdf
  2. ^ "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  3. ^ Copenhagen Airport → Lindeborg (28.3 km or 17.6 mi) vs. Malmö Airport → Lindeborg (29.3 km or 18.2 mi)
  4. ^ "Om flygplatsen | Malmö Airport". www.swedavia.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  5. ^ swedavia.com - Destinations retrieved 26 July 2016
  6. ^ "Slovenian Airline Adria Airways offers tickets to and from Ljubljana and will fly you to your final destination with a smile!". www.adria.si.
  7. ^ "Flyg och hotell - apollo.se". www.apollo.se.
  8. ^ a b "Timetable - AIS Airlines". www.aisairlines.com.
  9. ^ www.flygtorget.se, Flygtorget AB -. "Flygtorget » Flygnyheter » Notiser » BRA fortsätter flyga till Åre Östersund från södra Sverige". www.flygtorget.se.
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ "Flight Search". www.burgas-airport.bg.
  12. ^ "Destinations - Corfu Airport (CFU)". www.cfu-airport.gr.
  13. ^ a b "Flygtider - STS Alpresor". www.alpresor.se.
  14. ^ "Destinations - Aktion Airport (PVK)". www.pvk-airport.gr.
  15. ^ "Route map - Norwegian". www.norwegian.com.
  16. ^ a b "Route Map - PrimeraAir". PrimeraAir.
  17. ^ "Ryanair W17 new routes as of 05MAR17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  18. ^ a b "SAS Makes Your Travel Easier". www.flysas.com.
  19. ^ a b c d e Flightradar24. "Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!". Flightradar24.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h "Only Flight".
  21. ^ http://www.pasazer.com/news/39485/wizz,air,zamyka,baze,operacyjna,w,poznaniu.html
  22. ^ "Wizz Air tweaks Vienna operations in 2018/19". routesonline.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ a b c Flightradar24. "Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!". Flightradar24.
  24. ^ a b c d Flightradar24. "Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker!". Flightradar24.
  25. ^ swedavia.se Archived 2016-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.

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