|IATA: MMX – ICAO: ESMS|
|Elevation AMSL||236 ft / 72 m|
Malmö Airport, formerly known as Malmö-Sturup Airport (Swedish: Malmö-Sturup flygplats) (IATA: MMX, ICAO: ESMS) is Sweden's fifth busiest airport, 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 and 47 kilometres (29 mi) from Copenhagen Airport. Malmö Airport is also a complement to Copenhagen Airport in the event of problems such as strikes or fog. Some parts of Malmö (e.g. Lindeborg) are indeed closer (by road) to Copenhagen Airport than to Malmö Airport. The airport had a total of 2,104,013 passengers in 2012, a new all-time high.
Completed in 1972, then at a cost of around SEK130 million, almost twice as much as initially forecast, Sturup Airport replaced the current and 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.
Around 2005–2008 some low-cost airlines hoped to attract both Danish and Swedish passengers from Sturup in competition with Copenhagen Airport, Malmö due to its lower landing fees is seen some low cost airlines as a cheaper way of accessing the Copenhagen area. The airport caters for low cost carriers like Ryanair who in Autumn 2007 closed all its routes from Malmö Airport. In the summer of 2011 Ryanair made a comeback in Malmö. 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 and Norwegian Air Shuttle only use Malmö Airport for a few flights a day to and from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport while the majority of flights to the area go to Copenhagen Airport.
- 1 Passenger terminal with 8 connecting gates
- 2 Cargo terminals
- 20 Parking stands for large aircraft
- 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)
- Gråhundbus coaches departs to Copenhagen 30 minutes after every Ryanair arrival.
- 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Al-Naser Airlines||Baghdad, Sulaimaniyah|
operated by Golden Air
Seasonal charter: Bologna, Corfu, Edinburgh, Split, Zadar
operated by NextJet
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Las Palmas
|Primera Air||Seasonal charter: Dubrovnik, Eilat-Ovda , Gothenburg-Landvetter|
|Pullmantur Air||Charter: Madrid|
Seasonal: Alicante, Girona, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca
|SunExpress||Seasonal: Antalya, Izmir|
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Budapest, Gdańsk, Katowice, Skopje, Sofia (begins 16 May 2014), Tuzla, Warsaw-Chopin|
Destinations in Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Spain and other countries are served by Primera Air, TUIfly Nordic, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and sometimes other carriers like Jet Time or Air Europa. Malmö Aviation also flies to several charter destination during both summer and winter. During the winter Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia flies Airbus A330s to Phuket International Airport.
|Air Contractors||Jönköping, Umeå (for Posten)|
|Amapola Flyg||Maastricht, Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)|
|TNT Airways||Billund, Gdansk, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku|
|UPS Airlines||Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo|
operated by ATRAN
operated by West Air Sweden
|West Air Sweden||Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)|
Ground handling and fuel
- SAS Ground Services serves among others Scandinavian Airlines, Direktflyg and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia.
- Aviator Airport Alliance serves among others JetX (Primera), Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Arkia Israel Airlines, Wizzair, Malmö Aviation, TUIfly Nordic, Ryanair, TNT Airways, Iraqi Airways, Amapola Flyg, Pullmantur Air, Iberia, Vueling, Air Contractors, UPS Airlines, Belle Air Europe and Deicing for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia.
- Menzies Aviation provides cargo handling.
- MTS Aviation provides ground and medevac handling as well as FBO services.
- Malmö Fueling Services delivers fuel for Air BP, Shell Aviation and Statoil.
Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
- Braathens Technical provides line maintenance for many different aircraft types. Their main customer is Malmö Aviation and has its main base at Malmö-Sturup Airport.
Accidents and incidents
- On 28 January 2008, an EasyJet flight 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.
- "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- Copenhagen Airport → Lindeborg (28.3 km or 17.6 mi) vs. Malmö Airport → Lindeborg (29.3 km or 18.2 mi)
- Resrobot, Swedish travel planner
- "Flygplan med 146 passagerare fick nödlanda". 28 Jan 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Malmö-Sturup Airport.|
- Official website
- Airport information for ESMS at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- eSMS (English)