Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Malmo-Sturup Airport terminal.jpg
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
MMX is located in Skåne
Location within Skåne
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]


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 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.

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. In the summer of 2011 Ryanair also made a comeback in Malmö.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina[3]
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Air Lituanica Seasonal: Vilnius[4]
Direktflyg Borlänge, Örebro
Malmö Aviation Stockholm-Bromma
Seasonal: Visby
Seasonal charter: Bologna, Corfu, Edinburgh, Preveza, Split, Zadar
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Primera Air Seasonal charter: Antalya, Chania , Dubrovnik, Milas-Bodrum, Pula, Palma de Mallorca[5]
Pullmantur Air Charter: Barcelona, Madrid
Ryanair Seasonal: London-Stansted, Málaga
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya, Izmir
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Charter: Tenerife-South
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


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
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen
UPS Airlines
operated by West Air Sweden

Service providers[edit]

Ground transportation[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.


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]


External links[edit]

Media related to Malmö-Sturup Airport at Wikimedia Commons