Stockholm Västerås Airport

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Stockholm Västerås Airport
Stockholm-Västerås flygplats
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IATA: VSTICAO: ESOW

VST is located in Västmanland
VST
VST
Location of airport in Västmanland
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Västerås Flygplats AB
Serves Västerås, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 21 ft / 6 m
Coordinates 59°35′22″N 016°38′01″E / 59.58944°N 16.63361°E / 59.58944; 16.63361Coordinates: 59°35′22″N 016°38′01″E / 59.58944°N 16.63361°E / 59.58944; 16.63361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,468 2,581 Asphalt
01/19 2,625 800 Grass
Statistics (2009)
Passengers total 174,496
International passengers 174,257
Domestic passengers 239
Landings total 15,193
Statistics: Swedish Transport Agency[1][2]

Stockholm Västerås Airport, also known as Västerås Airport or Hässlö Flygplats (IATA: VSTICAO: ESOW) is located at the city Västerås, and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Stockholm, Sweden.

It is located far outside the Stockholm Municipality and Stockholm County, but uses the name Stockholm–Västerås anyway.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ryanair London–Stansted
Summer seasonal: Alicante, Málaga

Ground transportation[edit]

Travel from the airport to Stockholm Central Station may be done via Flygbussarna, private bus coach service, and takes approximately one and a half hours.

General Aviation[edit]

The airport has extensive general aviation traffic. Of the 17737 landings in 2014, 94% constituted general aviation, according to the Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen). This traffic includes hospital flights, flight traning, private flights, corporate flights and air taxi.[3]

A multitude of operators are based att Stockholm-Västerås Airport. Among these are maintenance workshops, helicopter businesses, flight schools, flight clubs and an aviation museum:

  • Airways Flygutbildning (Airways Flight Training)
  • Flygande veteraner (Flying veterans)
  • HeliAir Sweden
  • Hässlö Flygförening (Hässlö Flying Club)
  • Nordén Aerotech
  • SAS Flygklubb (SAS Flying Club)
  • Scandinavian Airtech
  • Scandinavian Aviation Academy
  • Scandinavian Helicopter Center
  • Stockholms Flygklubb (Stockholm Flying Club)
  • Västerås flygmuseum (Västerås Aviation Museum)

The airport played an important role during the 2014 Västmanland wildfire, serving as a base for water bombers and rescue helicopters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passagerarfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Landningsfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Statistics for swedish airports 2014". www.transportstyrelsen.se. Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

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