Mora–Siljan Airport

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Mora–Siljan Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAB Dalaflyget
LocationMora
Elevation AMSL634 ft / 193 m
Coordinates60°57′31″N 14°30′40″E / 60.95861°N 14.51111°E / 60.95861; 14.51111Coordinates: 60°57′31″N 14°30′40″E / 60.95861°N 14.51111°E / 60.95861; 14.51111
Map
MXX is located in Sweden
MXX
MXX
Location of airport in Sweden
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,938 1,810 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total7,434
Domestic passengers7,302
International passengers132

Mora–Siljan Airport (IATA: MXX, ICAO: ESKM) is located about 7 km or 3.3 NM southwest of Mora, Sweden. Its fixed-base operator (FBO), AB Dalaflyget, which also operates Dala Airport, consists of the municipalities of Mora, Falun, Borlänge and Dalarna County, in Central Sweden. Dalaflyget also provides air traffic control services. The 45 m wide runway and parking can accommodate Boeing 737-type airliners.

Two flights operate to Arlanda on weekdays (three on Thursdays), and one on Sundays, in approximately 50 minutes. 2011 to 2015, Avies operated the line with a 19-seater Jetstream 32 turboprop aircraft. The airfield is also home to Ovansiljans Flygklubb.

The number of passengers fell dramatically from about 50,000 passengers per year in the 1980s to 7,000 in recent years, following a trend experienced during this period by all Swedish third-level airports. Cutthroat competition between two domestic airlines, Skyways Express and the defunct European Executive Express, came to an end in 2005, leaving the area without flights to Stockholm[1] and the outside world, requiring a 4-hour drive or train travel. Mora Municipality managed the airport before Dalaflyget was established. From 2016 until 2018 AIS Airlines operated the line to Stockholm.

On 28 February 2018, the route to Stockholm Arlanda was canceled, since the Swedish Transport Administration, which procured the Arlanda–Sveg route, did not accept the line being combined with the Arlanda–Mora route. This has been processed in court and also appealed to the EU Commission, which gave the Swedish Transport Administration the right to have their agreements for themselves. [2] Mora Municipality has chosen not to procure its own line because it would mean significantly higher costs. The train is considered a future means of transport, unless the government gives directions to the Swedish Transport Administration to procure the line. [2] The Transport Administration only procured air routes where alternative transport (ground or other airport) to central Stockholm takes over four hours, and the train takes slightly less for Mora.

It is expected that the new Sälen-Trysil Airport opens in 2019, taking over the winter flights from e.g. Ängelholm.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Seasonal: Ängelholm–Helsingborg (further flights not planned) [3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flights to Stockholm". Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Upphörande av linjetrafik Mora – Stockholm Arlanda Dalaflyget 2018-02-01 (in Swedish)
  3. ^ http://www.flygbra.se/
  4. ^ https://www.angelholmhelsingborgairport.se/destinationer/mora/ (this link now promotes Sälen airport, not Mora airport)

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