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Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm-Arlanda flygplats
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IATA: ARNICAO: ESSA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Serves Stockholm and Uppsala
Location Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 137 ft / 42 m
Coordinates 59°39′07″N 017°55′07″E / 59.65194°N 17.91861°E / 59.65194; 17.91861Coordinates: 59°39′07″N 017°55′07″E / 59.65194°N 17.91861°E / 59.65194; 17.91861
Website swedavia.com/arlanda/
Map
ESSA is located in Stockholm
ESSA
ESSA
Location within Stockholm County
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01L/19R 3,301 10,830 Asphalt
01R/19L 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
08/26 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers total 20 681 396
International passengers 15 811 068
Domestic passengers 4 870 328
Landings total 109 837
Sources: Swedish AIP at LFVAIP[1]
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARNICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in the Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden, near the town of Märsta, 37 km (23 miles) north[1] of Stockholm and nearly 40 km (25 mi) south-east of Uppsala.

The airport is located within Stockholm County and the province of Uppland. It is the largest airport in Sweden, the third largest airport in the Nordic countries. The airport is the major gateway for international air travel in large parts of Sweden. Arlanda Airport was used by close to 21 million passengers in 2013, with 16 million international passengers and 5 million domestic.[2]

Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the largest of the four major airports located in or near Stockholm (Stockholm-Bromma within the city, Stockholm-Skavsta in Nyköping about 100 kilometres (62 mi) to the south and Stockholm-Västerås located in the city of Västerås about 100 kilometres to the west).

History[edit]

The airport was first used in 1959, but only for practice flights. In 1960, it opened for limited civil traffic, and in 1962 the official opening ceremony took place. It was used for intercontinental traffic already in 1960 since the runway at Bromma was too short. Scandinavian Airlines started using Douglas DC-8's on North American routes. The airport was also used very early by Pan American World Airways. The name Arlanda was decided after a competition prior to the airport opening. It is derived from Arland, an old name for the parish Ärlinghundra (now Husby-Ärlinghundra in Märsta) where the airport is situated. The '-a' was added in analogy with other Swedish place names ending with -landa, and also makes the name a play on the Swedish verb "landa", which means "to land". The 1960s and 70s saw increases in traffic with scheduled traffic and charter traffic. The Boeing 747 jumbojet was started to be used in the 1970s both on one stop scheduled flights to New York and on weekend nonstop charters to the Canary Islands. Domestic flights to Gothenburg, Malmö, Luleå and Kiruna were operated by SAS DC-9s from Arlanda since they were considered too noisy to be used at downtown Bromma. The rest of domestic traffic operated out of Bromma and all international traffic out of Arlanda.

In 1983 the domestic traffic operated by Linjeflyg moved from Bromma to Arlanda, using the terminal now known as Terminal 4. In 1990 two new domestic terminals called "Domestic 2 and 3" were built south of the first domestic terminal. In 1992 the terminal 2 was partly abandoned because of traffic decrease. It started to be used for international traffic the year after, and the main domestic and international terminals are renumbered into 4 and 5.The third runway was built 1998-2002. However, a recession in 2002 delayed till opening until 2003. At that time protests were raised by people living under its flight path in the municipality of Upplands Väsby. Traffic has recovered since and is now showing healthy increases but the third runway is only used during peak hours for environmental reasons. In September 2010 the first Airbus A380 superjumbo landed at the airport.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Runways[edit]

Arlanda has three runways: Runway 1 (01L/19R), Runway 2 (08/26), Runway 3 (01R/19L). Runway 1 is 3,301 m (10,830 ft)[4] long and can handle take-offs and landings of the heaviest aircraft in use today. Runways 2 and 3 are 2,500 m (8,202 ft) long.[4] As indicated, runways 1 and 3 are parallel runways that can be operated independently of one another. Runways 1 and 3 are equipped with CAT III for instrument landings.[4] The airport can handle simultaneous take offs and landings using runways 1 and 3 at the same time. Parallel takeoffs and landings can be performed in Instrument meteorological conditions, (IMC). Runway 3 (01R/19L) is reached from the main terminal area via taxiway bridges constructed to be able to handle the heaviest and largest airplanes in traffic. Since runway 3 (01R/19L) is located at a distance from the terminals a deicing area is placed close to the runway to avoid too long time between deicing and take off in winter conditions. Another deicing area is located in connection with the southern ramp area close to take off positions at runway 01L. There are high speed taxiway exits from all runways, except runway 08, to enable aircraft to exit the runways quickly after landing. This increases runway capacity during rush hours. Use of parallel taxiways around the terminal area separates arriving and departing traffic. Arlanda can handle all aircraft types in service including the Airbus A380.

Terminals[edit]

Terminal 2
Terminal 5
Shopping and restaurant area in Sky City between terminals 4 and 5

The airport has four terminals. Terminals 2 and 5 are used for international flights. Domestic flights are in Terminals 3 and 4. The new central building, Arlanda North, opened late 2003, connecting terminal 5 with the newly built Pier F. All international flights handled by SAS and its Star Alliance partners use the new central building. An Arlanda South building, connecting terminals 2, 3 and 4, was also planned, but construction is currently suspended due to lack of funds. In the terminal areas and the shopping area "Sky City" there are restaurants, shopping facilities, bars etc. to cater to the needs for passengers and visitors to the airport. There are hotels both at the airport in connection with the terminals and in its surroundings. The hotel capacity at the airport is being increased by the new Clarion Hotel Arlanda with 400 rooms set to open in November 2012. There are also conference facilities at the airport.

Terminal 2 – International (Arlanda South)
  • Terminal 2 was initially built in 1990 for use by SAS as a domestic terminal. The terminal was designed to enable short turnaround times for aircraft, increased efficiency, and short walking distances, at that time without security check and with most passengers having hand luggage only. It had double walk bridges designed for both doors of MD-80. However SAS decided to leave the terminal because of decreases in passenger traffic on domestic routes. For a while the terminal was used by other airlines like Transwede Airways for both domestic and international services but now the terminal is only used for international flights. Security check, larger luggage claim area, more shops and restaurants have had to be added over the years, making the terminal fairly small. But in 2013 it was extended with a new floor level, where restaurants and lounge now is located. Terminal 2 has 8 aircraft parking stands with passenger bridges.
  • As of 29 May 2012, Norwegian relocated its international flights from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 ousting Air France and Czech Airlines to Terminal 2.
  • In April 2013, British Airways and Finnair relocated to the newly renovated Terminal 2.[5]
Arlanda air traffic control tower at night
Terminal 3 – Regional (Arlanda South)
  • Terminal 3 was built in 1990 for regional aircraft. There is a café there. People walk outdoors from the gates and board the planes with airstairs. Access is through terminal 2, with a 200 m walking distance. As with terminal 2 it was built without security check, which was added after 2001. There has been a decline in passenger numbers for smaller connections in Sweden.
Terminal 4 – Domestic (Arlanda South)
  • Terminal 4, formerly Inrikes 1 was originally designed for the Swedish domestic carrier Linjeflyg, and initiated in 1983. Linjeflyg and Scandinavian Airlines moved all operations from Stockholm-Bromma Airport to the new terminal at Arlanda in 1984. This was made to assemble the domestic and international departures between Scandinavian Airlines and Linjeflyg. Because of increasing popularity, the terminal soon got too small. For that reason Inrikes 2 was set up for SAS, who moved all domestic flights from Inrikes 1 to the new terminal in 1990.
  • Because of a recession in Swedish economy SAS moved back in 1992, and again the two carriers shared the terminal. Also in 1992 the terminal got a new name, Terminal 4. Since 1999 the terminal has had its own express station for high-speed trains, connecting the terminal with Stockholm Central Station and Terminal 5. In 2006, the terminal underwent a major renovation, the first since it was built in 1983.
Terminal 5 – International (Arlanda North)
  • Terminal 5 is the largest of the passenger terminals at the airport and in use for international flights. All intercontinental flights and other international flights, except those in terminal 2, operate from terminal 5. The terminal has three piers equipped with 31 aircraft parking stands with passenger bridges. There are also a number of remote aircraft parking positions serving this terminal. Terminal 5 has restaurants, bars and shopping areas. The first stage of the terminal was inaugurated in 1976. Terminal 5 has since been expanded with a new passenger pier F. In addition to the scheduled services listed, all charter flights are handled at Terminal 5. The terminal is like terminal 4 and Sky City connected with Stockholm Central station with high speed trains.

Other facilities[edit]

Scandinavian Airlines has its head office on the airport property.[6] The airline, previously headquartered at a facility in Solna, was scheduled to move into Arlanda in the northern hemisphere autumn of 2010.[7] Swedavia, the Swedish airport management company, also has its head office on the airport property.[8] The company Sollentuna Cabin Interiors has its head office in Hangar 4 at Arlanda.[9] The airline Skyways previously had its head office on the airport property.[10]

Oxford Aviation Academy has a flight simulator center for some of the most common airliners of today (like Boeing 737) at Arlanda. Arlanda has hangars and aircraft maintenance facilities operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Priority Aero Maintenance.[11] TUIfly Nordic based at the airport also has a large hangar for widebody jets. There is also a helicopter repair facility operated by Patria Helicopters.[12] At the entrance to the airport the Jumbo Hostel, a Boeing 747 rebuilt to a hostel, is located. There are five hotels at the airport, Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel, Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel and Rest and Fly. In addition there are several hotels nearby with transfer buses to/from the airport[13]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Stockholm Arlanda serves as a major hub for Nextjet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines. Intercontinental destinations are offered by Scandinavian Airlines to Chicago and Newark, Air China to Beijing, United Airlines to Newark, Delta Air Lines to New York-JFK, Emirates to Dubai, Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa via Vienna, Iran Air to Tehran, Qatar Airways to Doha, Thai Airways to Bangkok and Norwegian Air Shuttle to Bangkok, Dubai, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Oakland and Los Angeles. In addition, various charter airlines such as TUIfly Nordic, Novair, Primera Air and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia offer nonstop charter services to various destinations, including outside Europe.

Blue1 Boeing 717-200 in Stockholm
Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Athens
Seasonal: Kalamata
Seasonal Charter: Chania, Rhodes
5
Aer Lingus Dublin 5
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 5
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg 5
airBaltic Riga 5
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel 2
Air China Beijing-Capital 5
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2
Air Serbia Belgrade 5
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna 5
Avies Hagfors, Mora-Siljan, Sveg, Torsby 3
Belavia Minsk-National 5
British Airways London-Heathrow 2
British Airways
operated by BA Cityflyer
London-City (ends 24 October 2014) 2
Czech Airlines Prague 2
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York-JFK 5
Direktflyg Borlänge, Oskarshamn 3
easyJet Switzerland Geneva 2
Emirates Dubai 5
Estonian Air Tallinn 5
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Vienna 5
Finnair Helsinki
Seasonal: Bergen
2
Flyglinjen Kristianstad 3
Germania Seasonal: Erbil, Sulaimaniyah 5
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Cologne/Bonn,[14] Düsseldorf, Hamburg 2
Gotlandsflyg
operated by Nextjet
Visby 3
Höga Kusten Flyg
operated by Golden Air
Örnsköldsvik 4
Iberia Express Madrid[15] 2
Icelandair Reykjavík-Keflavík 5
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 5
Iran Aseman Airlines Tehran-Imam Khomeini 5
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Erbil 5
Jet Time Charter: Antalya, Bodrum, Chania, Dalaman, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Izmir, Korfu, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-South 5
KLM Amsterdam 2
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin 5
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich 5
Luxair Luxembourg 2
Nextjet Arvidsjaur, Gällivare, Halmstad, Hemavan, Kramfors-Sollefteå, Lycksele, Vilhelmina, Växjö, Visby 3
Nextjet Mariehamn, Kokkola/Jakobstad,[16] Pori[17] 5
Niki Vienna 2
Norwegian Air Shuttle Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[18] Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin-Schönefeld, Budapest, Catania, Copenhagen, Fort Lauderdale,[19] Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Krakow, London Gatwick, Los Angeles,[20] Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Munich, New York-JFK,[18] Nice, Oakland ,[20] Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Orly, Prague, Riga, Rome-Fiumicino, Sarajevo-International, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vilnius
Seasonal: Ajaccio , Athens, Bordeaux, Burgas, Chania, Dubai, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Grenoble, Kos, Lanzarote,[21] Larnaca, Marrakech, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Pula, Rhodes, Salzburg, Santorini, Split, Tenerife-South, Vaasa, Venice-Marco Polo
5
Norwegian Air Shuttle Gothenburg-Landvetter, Kiruna, Luleå, Malmö, Umeå
Seasonal: Visby
4
Qatar Airways Doha 5
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 5
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca[22] 5
SATA International Funchal, Ponta Delgada 5
Scandinavian Airlines Ängelholm, Åre-Östersund, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Kalmar, Kiruna, Luleå, Malmö, Ronneby, Skellefteå, Sundsvall, Umeå, Visby 4
Scandinavian Airlines Alicante, Amsterdam, Bergen, Berlin-Tegel, Birmingham, Brussels, Chicago-O'Hare, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, London Heathrow, Madrid (ends 24 October 2014),[23] Manchester, Milan-Linate, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Newark, Nice, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Stavanger, Thessaloniki, Tromsø, Trondheim, Zürich
Seasonal: Athens, Barcelona, Bastia, Biarritz, Bodø, Bologna, Bristol, Cagliari, Chania, Dubrovnik, Gazipaşa, Innsbruck, Malaga, Malta, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Pristina, Pula, Rome-Fiumicino, Sarajevo, Split, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Venice-Marco Polo
5
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Blue1
Helsinki 5
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Braathens Regional
Kalmar 4
Scandinavian Airlines
operated by Braathens Regional
Aalborg, Billund, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa, Vilnius 5
Small Planet Airlines Mogadishu, Hurghada[24] 5
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva, Zürich 5
TAP Portugal Lisbon 5
TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă 5
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Seasonal: Phuket
5
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal Charter: Agadir, Alanya, Antalya, Aruba, Banjul, Burgas, Cancún, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Larnaca, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca, Phuket, Punta Cana, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife-South, Varna 5
Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul-Atatürk 5
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev 5
United Airlines Newark 5
Vueling Barcelona 5
Zagrosjet Erbil[25] 5

Cargo facilities and operations[edit]

FedEx cargo plane has just arrived at Arlanda
World Airways MD-11 freighter arrives on an ad hoc flight at Stockholm – Arlanda Airport

Stockholm Arlanda has an extensive cargo flight activity. There is a cargo area with cargo terminals and cargo transit facilities in the southern part of the airport area. This cargo area is labeled "Cargo City" with warehouses operated by Cargo Center,[26] DHL, Swedish postal service (Posten) and Spirit Air Cargo.[27] A large part of mail and express parcels from Sweden is handled through the facilities at the airport.[28] SAS Cargo has its cargo operation east of the passenger terminals close to the SAS hangars.[29] Dedicated scheduled cargo flights are operated by Korean Air with Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, as well as Lufthansa Cargo and Turkish Airlines. DHL, FedEx and UPS operate express freight services at the airport. West Air Sweden and Amapola operate shorter cargo sectors. A number of airlines operate ad hoc cargo flights with various equipment. Outsize cargo is frequently hauled with the Antonov 124 and similar cargo planes. TNT had their operations at Arlanda but have since moved to Västerås Airport.

Cargo airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Amapola Flyg Helsinki, Maastricht/Aachen
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle, Copenhagen
FedEx Express Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Jetpak/Amapola Flyg Helsinki, Maastricht/Aachen, Malmö
Korean Air Cargo Seoul-Incheon
Swiftair Madrid[30]
Turkish Airlines Cargo Helsinki, Istanbul-Atatürk, Minsk-National[31]
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn
West Air Sweden Malmö

Statistics[edit]

In 2013, Stockholm Arlanda Airport handled 20,681,396 passengers.[32]

Busiest international routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (2013)
Rank Airport Passengers Change
2012/2013
1 London Heathrow, London City, London Gatwick, United Kingdom 1,365,857 Increase 13.3%
2 Copenhagen, Denmark 1,327,561 Increase4.1%
3 Oslo Gardermoen, Norway 1,201,147 Increase0.9%
4 Helsinki, Finland 985,046 Increase2.2%
5 Amsterdam, Netherlands 660,223 Increase4.9%
6 Frankfurt, Germany 595,816 Decrease3.4%
7 Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, France 554,646 Increase16.7%
8 Berlin-Tegel, Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany 507,169 Increase16.9%
9 Munich, Germany 406,003 Increase0.9%
10 Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Turkey 403,052 Increase10.0%
11 Zürich, Switzerland 363,384 Decrease1.7%
12 Newark, New York-John F. Kennedy, United States 315,598 Increase11.7%
13 Gran Canaria, Spain 312,227 Increase20.1%
14 Barcelona, Spain 295,000 Increase15.4%
15 Vienna, Austria 283,904 Increase4.8%
16 Bangkok, Thailand 259,147 Increase13.7%
17 Antalya, Turkey 247,975 Decrease4.3%
18 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 197,550 Increase20.9%
19 Prague, Czech Republic 182,952 Increase16.0%
20 Málaga, Spain 182,718 Increase35.7%
21 Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Russia 175,656 Increase9.5%
22 Nice, France 169,398 Increase18.9%
23 Düsseldorf, Germany 164,840 Decrease2.4%
24 Riga, Latvia 155,943 Increase11.4%
25 Rome-Fiumicino, Italy 155,453 Increase7.0%
26 Chicago-O'Hare, United States 144,716 Increase1.0%
27 Doha, Qatar 143,218 Decrease6.5%
28 Reykjavík-Keflavík, Iceland 139,406 Increase0.5%
29 Manchester, United Kingdom 137,951 Increase42.7%
30 Geneva, Switzerland 134,841 Decrease3.2%
31 Beijing-Capital, China 124,202 Increase6.4%
32 Tenerife, Spain 121,312 Increase16.1%
33 Bergen, Norway 115,830 Increase29.0%
34 Dublin, Ireland 111,913 Increase22.2%
35 Larnaca, Cyprus 110,232 Increase0.8%
36 Brussels, Belgium 109,106 Decrease1.2%
37 Alicante, Spain 102,749 Increase13.3%
38 Chania, Greece 100,486 Increase6.6%
39 Rhodes, Greece 94,243 Increase9.5%
40 Phuket, Thailand 88,740 Decrease12.4%
41 Muğla, Turkey 87,262 Increase30.6%
42 Tallinn, Estonia 86,621 Decrease29.1%
43 Milan-Linate, Italy 85,568 Decrease13.1%
44 Vaasa, Finland 84,539 Increase19.9%
45 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 83,974 Increase245.2%
46 St Petersburg, Russia 83,888 Decrease8.4%
47 Hamburg, Germany 83,863 Decrease6.0%
48 Lisbon, Portugal 83,274 Increase11.2%
49 Budapest, Hungary 78,008 Increase5.9%
50 Warsaw, Poland 74,597 Decrease4.4%
Busiest domestic routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (2013)
Rank Airport Passengers Change
2012/2013
1 Luleå 990,283 Increase0.9%
2 Gothenburg 815,201 Increase7.1%
3 Umeå 623,518 Increase0.9
4 Malmö 617,958 Decrease0.9%
5 Östersund 347,736 Increase3.9%
6 Skellefteå 256,795 Decrease1.4%
7 Kiruna 200,208 Increase19.3%
8 Ängelholm 178,570 Decrease1.5%
9 Sundsvall-Härnösand 163,979 Decrease0.6%
10 Ronneby 137,859 Decrease6.4%
Passenger traffic and landings statistics Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Year Domestic Change International Change Total Change Landings Change
2013[33] 4,870,328 Increase1.0% 15,811,068 Increase7.0% 20,681,396 Increase5.0% 109,837 Increase5.0%
2012 4,802,546 Increase1.4% 14,839,483 Increase3.5% 19,642,029 Increase3.0% 104,930 Decrease1.4%
2011 4,737,758 Increase17.9% 14,334,961 Increase10.8% 19,072,719 Increase12.4% 106,428 Increase11.5%
2010 4,019,292 Increase1.8% 12,943,124 Increase6.8% 16,962,416 Increase5.6% 95,434 Decrease0.9%
2009 3,949,253 Decrease18.7% 12,114,747 Decrease8.8% 16,064,000 Decrease11.4% 96,279 Decrease13.9%
2008 4,854,810 Decrease3.8% 13,281,295 Increase3.2% 18,136,105 Increase1.2% 111,450 Increase2.0%
2007 5,048,736 Decrease5.3% 12,863,722 Increase5.4% 17,912,458 Increase2.1% 109,275 Decrease3.8%
2006 5,331,916 Decrease7.2% 12,207,474 Increase7.5% 17,539,390 Increase2.6% 113,565 Decrease3.0%
2005 5,744,667 Increase3.3% 11,356,811 Increase6.2% 17,101,478 Increase5.2% 117,095 Decrease4.6%
2004 5,559,801 Increase3.2% 10,694,071 Increase10.0% 16,253,872 Increase7.5% 122,680 Increase6.0%
2003 5,388,364 Decrease10.6% 9,725,141 Decrease6.5% 15,113,505 Decrease8.0% 115,762 Decrease5.8%
2002 6,029,712 Decrease9.9% 10,401,495 Decrease8.8% 16,431,207 Decrease9.2% 122,852 Decrease11.1%
2001 6,695,340 Decrease1.0% 11,401,250 Decrease0.9% 18,096,590 Decrease0.9% 138,244 Decrease1.0%
2000 6,760,127 Increase5.2% 11,503,799 Increase7.5% 18,263,926 Increase6.6% 139,705 Increase1.2%
1999 6,423,639 Increase5.1% 10,704,910 Increase6.7% 17,128,549 Increase6.1% 138,081 Increase3.2%
1998 6,111,993 Increase6.6% 10,035,978 Increase8.8% 16,147,971 Increase8.0% 133,861 Increase3.8%
1997 5,731,403 Increase2.5% 9,221,675 Increase10.6% 14,953,078 Increase7.3% 128,985 Increase8.2%
1996 5,590,446 8,341,427 13,931,873 119,261
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (2013)
Rank Country Passengers
1 Germany 1,785,868
2 United Kingdom 1,564,732
3 Norway 1,396,976
4 Denmark 1,347,336
5 Spain 1,344,507
6 Finland 1,245,574
7 Turkey 790,810
8 France 746,786
9 Netherlands 660,442
10 Switzerland 498,269
11 United States 465,987
12 Greece 425,655
13 Thailand 380,963
14 Italy 336,569
15 Austria 322,441
16 Russia 259,597
17 Czech Republic 182,958
18 Latvia 155,943
19 Qatar 143,218
20 Iceland 139,590

Winter time operations and snow clearing[edit]

A Lufthansa Airbus A321 in retro colors taxies in snow at Arlanda

Since its opening Stockholm Arlanda has always managed to continue its operations during heavy snowfall and difficult weather.[34] Arlanda is exposed to lake-effect snowfalls, where ice cold air from northeast in combination with open water in the Baltic Sea causes heavy snowfall. The airport administration claims to be world-leading at clearing snow from the runways. Arlanda has a policy to never close due to snowfall.[35] Heavy snowfall can however cause delays. During heavy snowfall at least one runway stays open but in bad weather condition there may be delays even if flight operations continue at all times. Not just runways need to be cleared, aprons and aircraft parking areas need snow clearing as well. It is an advantage that there are three runways from 2003, allowing two open runways when one is cleared at lighter snowfall. The airport has a total of 250 000 m2 to clear from snow and ice, at the same time as the aircraft continue taking off and landing.[36] During the colder half of the year Stockholm Arlanda has about 65 seasonally hired snow removal staff. Together with permanent staff, they form a team of 100 people who provide snow removal services. Special routes are planned for sweeping teams, which clear each route at intervals of 35 to 45 minutes. The sweeping teams are directed via radio from the air traffic control tower. When snow removal is completed on each runway the surface is tested by a friction vehicle which measures friction value. The airport announces the friction value, and then it is each pilot who decides whether this value is sufficient for a landing. The friction value determines how often a runway must be ploughed and treated with anti-skid agent.[35]

Aircraft hangars and maintenance facilities[edit]

Boeing 767-300ER in TUIFly Nordic hangar at Arlanda

SAS Technical Services, TUIfly Nordic and Priority Aero Maintenance.[11] have large aircraft hangars and maintenance facilities at the airport. SAS Technical Services is headquartered at Arlanda and has hangar facilities suitable for widebody aircraft up to the size of Boeing 747-400s. The first part of this hangar complex was built to handle SAS' fleet of DC-8s. There are a number of positions on each side of the building initially built to handle this type. The hangar space are nowadays mostly used for Boeing 737s and MD-80s. The Boeing 747 hangar was inaugurated at the time when Scandinavian Airlines received their first Boeing 747s in the beginning of the 70s. It is large enough to handle a Boeing 747 and two MD-80 size airplanes at the same time. The offices of SAS Technical Services are situated in connection with the hangars. In the early days of the airport these hangars provided heavy maintenance for members of the KSSU group[37] which included KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA. A number of other airlines, such as Thai Airways International, also maintained their aircraft in those hangars. Now the main user is Scandinavian Airlines. TUIfly Nordic has a hangar able to handle their largest aircraft which is the Boeing 767-300ER. Priority Aero Maintenance has its facilities in the eastern part of the airport. They provide heavy aircraft maintenance for a number of aircraft including MD-80 which is a common type to be overhauled by the company.

There is also a hangar in the southern part of the airport that was built by the former Swedish domestic airline Linjeflyg. This hangar is mainly used by regional aircraft.

Helicopter hangars and maintenance facilities are found at the very eastern part of the airport operated by Patria Helicopters.[12]

Hotels and hostels[edit]

Jumbohostel at the entrance to Arlanda

These are within the airport area:

  • Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, at SkyCity, between terminal 4 and 5
  • Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, at SkyCity, between terminal 4 and 5
  • Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel, at the road entrance, 1.5 km from the airport terminals, where the Jumbohostel also is.
  • Ibis Styles, 1,5 km straight east from the terminals.
  • In 2009, the Jumbohostel opened. A decommissioned Boeing 747 has been converted to a hostel, offering 72 beds.[38]

VIP flights[edit]

Arlanda, as the main airport serving the Swedish capital, is also used by VIP-flights[39] using business jets. Government officials and celebrities are frequent visitors. In April 2011, the then-Chairman of the Russian Government Vladimir Putin visited Stockholm with a couple of large jet airplanes.[40] The Emperor of Japan has also visited Arlanda with his Boeing 747s.[41] In September 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama, made an official visit to Sweden with Air Force One.[42] EU-meetings and exhibitions in the Stockholm area also bring special flights to the airport. Various private companies use their business jets to attend meetings in the Stockholm area. Some VIP-flights also go to downtown Bromma Airport, but since Bromma has limited operational hours many go to Arlanda instead. European Flight Service has a Grumman Gulfstream G550 based at Arlanda for VIP flights.

Ground transportation[edit]

Stockholm[edit]

Rail[edit]

Arlanda airport rail services
SL SJ SL AEX


Uppsala C
Knivsta
Arlanda North Arlanda Airport terminal 5 SL bus to/from Märsta Station
Arlanda Central Arlanda Airport all terminals
Arlanda South Arlanda Airport terminal 2, 3, 4 SL bus to/from Märsta Station
Märsta SL bus to/from Arlanda Airport
Rosersberg
Upplands Väsby
Rotebro
Norrviken
Häggvik
Sollentuna
Helenelund
Ulriksdal
Solna
Karlberg
Stockholm C Connection to metro
SL SJ AEX


The fastest way to the airport from Stockholm Central Station is the Arlanda Express high-speed train service, making the trip in 20 minutes.[43]

Arlanda Express

It is possible to use the Stockholm commuter rail service (Pendeltåg) between Uppsala C and central and southern Stockholm. This route takes 38 minutes between Arlanda C station and Stockholm C.[44] The fare is higher from Arlanda compared to other journeys on the commuter rail network.

Bus[edit]

Flygbussarna, Swebus and SL operate coaches to and from the airport which stop at several locations in northern Stockholm County as well as Stockholm City Centre and Stockholm Central Station. There is also a local bus line no 583 to Märsta, from where there are commuter trains to Stockholm and surroundings, the cheapest way of getting to/from Stockholm.

Taxi[edit]

All taxi companies are required to offer fixed prices when going from the airport, which takes away the guess-work of how much the fare will cost (one can still request use of the taxi meter). Most major companies also offer fixed prices to the airport.

Taxi fares are unregulated in Sweden nowadays, meaning taxis can claim any price as long as they follow the price list shown in the taxi and sticked on the side window.

Uppsala and further north[edit]

There is a Stockholm commuter rail service (Pendeltåg) between Uppsala and Stockholm, but on Uppsala county tickets north of Arlanda. This route takes 18 minutes from Arlanda Central to its Uppsala C terminus.[44]

Buses operated by Upplands Lokaltrafik travel between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Uppsala (bus no. 801 and 802) as well as Enköping to the west (bus no. 803).

Long-distance trains called Intercity, Regionaltåg (Regional train) or X2000 operated by SJ go to locations north of Stockholm Arlanda Airport and south of Stockholm. Passengers are not permitted to use long-distance trains to go to the Stockholm Central Station; no such tickets are sold.

Airport parking[edit]

Terminal parking, short-term and long-term parking is available at the airport. The low price long-term parking requires a free shuttle bus ride. The bus departs every 8–15 minutes.

Environment[edit]

There is an ongoing work to limit Arlanda's negative impact on the environment. In an effort to save electricity, buildings at Arlanda use district heating with biofuels and district cooling with water from a nearby lake. The take off charges for aircraft are partly based on the environmental performance of the aircraft and Arlanda is experimenting with Continuous Descent Approaches and landings, often referred to as "green landings".[45] Jet fuel is since around 2006 delivered by boat to Gävle and via train to Brista close to Märsta and from there through pipeline. Previously fuel was delivered by ship to Värtahamnen in Stockholm and then by trucks through Stockholm city to Arlanda. The airport also takes measures to promote the use of bio fuel in taxis operating to and from the airport.[46]

One of the most interesting eco-friendly systems Stockholm Arlanda Airport uses is their unique heating and cooling system for their hangar, terminals, and other buildings on the airfield. There innovative system uses a series of wells which are linked to a large underground aquifer. The water from this underground source is plumbed up and into the facilities air system which controls the temperature of the air coming from the vents. In the summertime, the underground water remains cooler than the surface. This allows the terminals to be cooled off without using extra energy that an air conditioner would require. Then, in the winter months, the underground water remains warmer than the surface. The water is then plumbed to a control/heating unit which uses bio-fuel to heat the water to a temperature appropriate for warming up the buildings. This heated water is also used to heat pads of cement on the ramp and near the large hangar doors. This is a very efficient way to keep the doors and ramps clear of ice. After the water is run through the system, it is then all replaced back into the aquifer to be used again. The unique aquifer system is one of Arlanda's most defining environmentally friendly designs.[47]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 1 November 1969: A Linjeflyg Convair 440 registered as SE-BSU suffered an accident while being used for training purposes. After a simulated engine failure at takeoff the left wing contacted the ground and the aircraft crash-landed after the nose and main landing gear collapsed. None of the four persons on board were killed, but the aircraft was written off.[48]
  • 5 January 1970: A Spantax Convair 990 registered as EC-BNM on a ferry flight from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Zürich Airport (ZRH) crashed while climbing after take-off. The aircraft had been scheduled for a charter flight earlier in the day, but the flight was cancelled after the no. 4 engine developed trouble. The decision was made to ferry the aircraft using three engines to Zurich for repairs and the aircraft departed at 10:54 p.m. from runway 19 (currently runway 19R). The aircraft contacted trees approximately 1,800 m (5,906 ft) from the point of lift-off. Five of the 10 passengers and crew on board were killed and the aircraft was written off.[49]
  • 14 July 1973: A Sterling Airways Sud Aviation Caravelle registered as OY-SAN taxied into an obstruction and was written off as being damaged beyond repair.[50]
  • 25 January 1974: Scandinavian Airlines Sud Aviation Caravelle registered as OY-KRA was damaged beyond repair and written off.[51]
  • 26 May 1977: An Antonov 24 belonging to Aeroflot registered as SSSR-46806 on a scheduled flight from Donetsk Airport (DOK) to Riga Airport (RIX) was hijacked by a single hijacker who demanded to be taken to Sweden where the hijacker surrendered releasing the 23 passengers and crew.[52]
  • 14 November 1978: An Aeroflot Tupolev 154 registered as SSSR-85286 on a scheduled flight from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) aborted its take-off after having reached rotation speed. The aircraft overran the runway and while none of the 74 passengers or crew was injured the aircraft suffered substantial damage.[53]
  • 27 February 1979: An Aeroflot Tupolev 154 on a flight from Oslo to Stockholm with a continuation to Moscow was taken over by three hijackers. After landing in Stockholm they were overpowered by the aircraft's crew.[54]
  • 16 August 1980 While landing during a thunderstorm, a JAT B 707 YU-AGG received strong tailwind and overran runway 26, blowing several tyres and receiving mud in all four engines. There were no fatalities in the incident.
  • 6 January 1987: A Transwede Sud Aviation Caravelle registered as SE-DEC on a non-scheduled flight from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Alicante Airport (ALC) encountered problems after take-off most likely caused by ice. The aircraft hit the runway hard causing the landing gear to fail and the aircraft slid off the runway and caught fire. None of the 27 passengers and crew was killed but the aircraft was written off and subsequently used by the airport's ARFF as a fire and rescue training aircraft.[55]
  • 27 December 1991: Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, registered as OY-KHO, a scheduled flight from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to Warsaw-Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) with a stopover at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport (CPH) crashed shortly after take-off due to a dual engine failure when clear ice, which had formed during the night, was not properly removed during de-icing, broke off and was ingested into the engines. None of the 129 passengers and crew was killed but the aircraft was written off.[56]
  • 20 February 1993: A hijacker on board an Aeroflot Tupolev 134 on a scheduled flight between Tyumen Airport (TJM) and Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED) demanded to be taken to the USA. The aircraft first made a refueling stop in Tallinn where 30 passengers were released, after which the aircraft was flown to Stockholm where the hijacker demanded a larger aircraft to be flown to the U.S. After having released 12 more passengers, the hijacker, who was accompanied by his wife and child, surrendered, releasing the remaining 40 passengers and crew.[57]
  • 7 October 1997: A BAC One-Eleven belonging to Tarom registered as YR-BCM on a scheduled flight from Bucharest-Otopeni International Airport (OTP) to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport suffered a failure of the nosewheel steering after touching down heavily on runway 26. As the airplane slowed down the commander discovered that he could not control the aircraft which departed the runway and continued into the grassy area to on the right side. The aircraft slowed down softly and when it came to a stop the passengers and crew were able to disembark using the normal exits. The aircraft was written off and taken to Halmstad by Le Caravelle Club to be used as a fire trainer.[58]
  • 8 October 1999: A Saab 2000 belonging to SAS Commuter registered as SE-SLF called "Eir Viking" ran into a closed hangar door. At the time it was supposedly being taxied by two engineers or technicians. The two persons on board received some injuries and the aircraft was written off.[59]
  • Winter 2004: Pieces of ice from an incoming aircraft hits a building and a playground in the nearby city of Upplands Väsby. One roof is penetrated by a piece of ice but since it happens early in the morning no one is injured. The incident contributes to the debates over the location of Runway 3.
  • 25 September 2010: A Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777, flight 782, en route from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan was diverted to Sweden and landed at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport due to a bomb threat.[60]

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