|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, handling 2,104,013 passengers in 2012, a new all-time high. 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.
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
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
|Adria Airways||Seasonal: Pristina|
|Air Lituanica||Seasonal: Vilnius|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań (begins 30 March 2015), Skopje, Sofia, Tuzla, Vilnius (begins 22 April 2015), Warsaw-Chopin|
|Air Contractors||Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)|
|Amapola Flyg||Örebro, Umeå, Stockholm-Arlanda (for Posten)|
|TNT Airways||Billund, Gdansk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku|
operated by ATRAN
|UPS Airlines||Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen|
operated by West Air Sweden
|1||Sweden, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma||1,167,294|
|4||Spain, Palma de Mallorca||66,725|
|5||Spain, Gran Canaria||64,124|
|8||United Kingdom, London-Stansted||60,064|
|15||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla||22,399|
- SAS Ground Services serves among others Scandinavian Airlines, Direktflyg and TUIfly Nordic.
- Aviator Airport Alliance serves among others JetX (Primera), Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Hermes Airlines, Wizzair, Malmö Aviation, Ryanair, TNT Airways, Iraqi Airways, Amapola Flyg, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Pullmantur Air, Iberia, Vueling, Air Contractors, UPS Airlines and 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.
- Braathens Technical provides line maintenance for many different aircraft types. Their main customer is Malmö Aviation which has its main base at Malmö Airport.
- 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.
Accidents and incidents
- 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.
- "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)
- "WIZZ AIR: MAJOR EXPANSION AND 25% GROWTH IN POLAND IN 2015 - Further 2 based aircraft and 5 new routes". Wizz Air. 26 August 2014.
- "WIZZ AIR CONTINUES EXPANSION IN VILNIUS - 3 NEW ROUTES AND FREQUENCY INCREASES FROM APRIL 2015". Wizz Air. 6 August 2014.
- Resrobot, Swedish travel planner
- "Flygplan med 146 passagerare fick nödlanda". 28 Jan 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
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