Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Malmo-Sturup Airport terminal.jpg
IATA: MMXICAO: ESMS
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Serves Malmö, Sweden
Location Svedala
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 55°31′48″N 013°22′17″E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139Coordinates: 55°31′48″N 013°22′17″E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139
Website swedavia.com/malmo/
Map
MMX is located in Skåne
MMX
MMX
Location within Skåne
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,624 Asphalt
17/35 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers total 2,104,013
International passengers 907,183
Domestic passengers 1,196,830
Landings total 13,825
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Malmö Airport, formerly known as Malmö-Sturup Airport (Swedish: Malmö-Sturup flygplats) (IATA: MMXICAO: ESMS) is Sweden's fifth busiest airport, handling 2,104,013 passengers in 2012, a new all-time high.[1] It features one passenger and two cargo terminals as well as 20 aircraft stands.

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. Some parts of Malmö (e.g. Lindeborg) are indeed closer (by road) to Copenhagen Airport than to Malmö Airport.[2]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

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.

Construction began in 1970 and two years later, 3 December 1972, the airport was inaugurated. 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.

Development since the 2000s[edit]

Around 2005–2008 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.

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 Stockholm-Arlanda Airport while the majority of flights to the region go to Copenhagen Airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina[3]
Air Lituanica Seasonal: Vilnius[4]
Direktflyg Borlänge, Örebro
Malmö Aviation Stockholm-Bromma
Seasonal: Visby
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca (begins 21 December 2014), Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań (begins 30 March 2015), Skopje, Sofia, Tuzla, Vilnius (begins 22 April 2015), Warsaw-Chopin

Cargo[edit]

Apron view with a Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-600 on stand
Airlines Destinations
Air Contractors Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)
Amapola Flyg Örebro, Umeå, Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)
TNT Airways Billund, Gdansk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku
TNT Airways
operated by ATRAN
Moscow-Sheremetyevo
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen
UPS Airlines
operated by West Air Sweden
Aarhus

Statistics[edit]

Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2013) [5]
Rank Airport Passengers handled
1  Sweden, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma 1,167,294
2  Hungary, Budapest 72,453
3  Turkey, Antalya 72,204
4  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 66,725
5  Spain, Gran Canaria 64,124
6  Serbia, Belgrade 62,676
7  Poland, Gdansk 62,353
8  United Kingdom, London-Stansted 60,064
9  Macedonia, Skopje 53,440
10  Poland, Warsaw-Modlin 42,592
11  Spain, Tenerife 36,016
12  Poland, Katowice 35,764
13  Greece, Rhodes 24,325
14  Greece, Chania 22,650
15  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla 22,399
16  Spain, Madrid 22,050
17  Cyprus, Larnaca 21,393
18  Spain, Málaga 19,584
19  Poland, Wroclaw 18,594
20  Spain, Alicante 18,330

Service providers[edit]

Ground transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

  • Flygbussarna Airport coaches depart from the airport to downtown Malmö and Lund (about 30 departures/day to each city) The journey to Malmö or Lund takes about 40 minutes. From there, there are good train connections, e.g. to Copenhagen (total time to Copenhagen about 80 minutes)[6]
  • Gråhundbus coaches departs to Copenhagen 30 minutes after every Ryanair arrival.

Taxi[edit]

There is a taxi stand at the airport. There is a fixed price to Malmö and Lund 395 SEK.

Airport parking[edit]

There is parking at the airport, with both short-term and long-term parking lots. Short-term parking costs SEK 20 per hour and long-term parking SEK 180 per 24 hours.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 28 January 2008, an EasyJet flight 3461 made a high-speed landing at Malmö Airport due to faulty flaps. The flight was bound for Copenhagen but requested to land at Malmö. No injuries were reported.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Malmö-Sturup Airport at Wikimedia Commons