Scandinavian Mountains Airport
|Scandinavian Mountains Airport|
|Owner||Scandinavian Mountains Airport AB|
|Serves||Sälen and Trysil|
|Location||Rörbäcksnäs, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna, Sweden|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
Scandinavian Mountains Airport, also referred to as Sälen Trysil Airport, is an airport under construction in Dalarna, Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. It is planned to open in December 2019. It will be the first airport in the world built without an air traffic control tower, instead having a virtual tower.
It is intended for both scheduled and chartered services, primarily aimed at bringing tourists to the winter sport resorts of Sälen, Idre, Trysil and Engerdal. In addition to the core markets of Norway and Sweden, the intention is to attract significantly more visitors from Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia.
The new airport is being constructed on the site of an existing small sports airfield at Mobergskölen, near Rörbäcksnäs, in Malung-Sälen, 7 km (4.3 mi) from the border. It will be first new airport in Sweden since Pajala opened in 1999. The nearest airports from area until the new airport is built are the local Mora Airport (113 km from Sälen/168 km from Trysil) and the large Oslo Airport (213 km from Sälen/171 km from Trysil)
The airport company Scandinavia Mountains Airport AB is owned by local companies, such as ski resort owners like SkiStar AB and municipal tourist promotion companies in both countries. In addition, in 2014, the Swedish government supported SEK 250 million, and the local counties and municipalities have also supported money.
It is planned that there will be bus transfers to the ski resorts in connection with flights. The distance to the nearest one, Hundfjället will be 10 km (6 mi) and the farthest in the Sälen area, Kläppen, 45 km (28 mi). The distance to Trysil ski resort (the largest in the area) will be 43 km (27 mi) and to Idre ski resort 121 km (75 mi).
- Carlsson, Anders (20 December 2016). "Sälen första flygplats i världen utan flygledartorn" (in Swedish). Flygtorget. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- "Scandinavian Mountain Airport ska öppna 2017". Vagabond. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
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