Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Sturup airport.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 (2016)
Passengers total 2,218,245
International passengers 974,986
Domestic passengers 1,243,259

Malmö Airport, until 2007 known as Sturup Airport (Swedish: Sturups flygplats) (IATA: MMXICAO: ESMS) is Sweden's fourth busiest airport, handling 2,169,901 passengers in 2015, a new all-time high.[1] 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. The entire city of Malmö is indeed located closer by road to Copenhagen Airport than to Malmö Airport, and only Copenhagen Airport is accessible by train. Malmö Airport is a small airport with regular flights only to Stockholm and low-cost flights on Wizz Air to several airports in central and eastern Europe. To this a few charter or irregular departures can be added. Copenhagen Airport is fifteen times as large.[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.[citation needed]

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

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.[citation needed]

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. In 2014, Ryanair moved their operations to Copenhagen Airport as well.


Malmö Airport features one passenger and two cargo terminals as well as 20 aircraft stands.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Malmö:[4]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina
AIS Airlines Borlänge, Örebro
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Stockholm-Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Gran Canaria
Ryanair Kraków (begins 31 October 2017)[5]
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Östersund
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen,[6] Gdańsk, Katowice, Niš, Poznań, Skopje, Tuzla, Warsaw–Chopin


Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Billund, Gdańsk, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
operated by Amapola Flyg
Örebro, Umeå, Stockholm–Arlanda
UPS Airlines Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen
UPS Airlines
operated by West Air Sweden


Check-in area
Baggage reclaim area
Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2015)[7]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma 1,206,913 Increase 3.2
2  Poland, Gdańsk 87,134 Increase 8.5
3  Hungary, Budapest 84,332 Decrease 13.4
4  Macedonia, Skopje 79,508 Decrease 10.3
5  Poland, Warsaw 61,444 Increase 1.4
6  Spain, Palma de Mallorca 56,509 Increase 17.1
7  Serbia, Belgrade 56,457 Decrease 4.7
8  Spain, Gran Canaria 56,339 Increase 26.6
9  Poland, Katowice 51,316 Increase 2.3
10  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla 44,553 Increase 19.3

Ground transportation[edit]


  • Flygbussarna Airport coaches depart from the airport to downtown Malmö and Lund. The journey to Malmö or Lund takes about 40 minutes. From there, there are train connections to destinations including Copenhagen.
  • Gråhundbus coaches departs to Copenhagen 30 minutes after every Ryanair arrival.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Copenhagen Airport → Lindeborg (28.3 km or 17.6 mi) vs. Malmö Airport → Lindeborg (29.3 km or 18.2 mi)
  3. ^ "Om flygplatsen | Malmö Airport". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  4. ^ - Destinations retrieved 26 July 2016
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ Archived 2016-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Malmö-Sturup Airport at Wikimedia Commons