Scandinavian Mountains Airport

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Scandinavian Mountains Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerScandinavian Mountains Airport AB
ServesSälen and Trysil
LocationRörbäcksnäs, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna, Sweden
OpenedDecember 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 ()
Elevation AMSL490 m / 1,608 ft
Coordinates61°09′32″N 12°50′24″E / 61.1590°N 12.8400°E / 61.1590; 12.8400Coordinates: 61°09′32″N 12°50′24″E / 61.1590°N 12.8400°E / 61.1590; 12.8400
Websitescandinavianmountains.se
Map
SCR is located in Sweden
SCR
SCR
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers total14,157
International passengers6,897
Domestic passengers7,260

Scandinavian Mountains Airport (IATA: SCR, ICAO: ESKS), also referred to as Sälen Trysil Airport, is an airport in Dalarna, Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.

History[edit]

The airport is intended for both scheduled and chartered services, primarily aimed at bringing tourists to the winter sports resorts of Sälen and Idre in Sweden, and Trysil in Norway. It was constructed on the site of an existing small sports airfield at Mobergskölen, near Rörbäcksnäs, in Malung-Sälen, 6.5 km (4.0 mi) by road or 4.7 km (2.9 mi) by straight line from the border, and is the first new airport in Sweden since Pajala opened in 1999.[3] Before opening the nearest airports to the area were 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).[4]

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. Construction started in August 2017 with the runway paved in October 2018.[citation needed] It opened on the 22 December 2019 and during the 2019-2020 winter it served 14,314 passengers.[5] It was the first airport in the world designed to be operated from the outset with a virtual tower rather than a conventional air traffic control tower.[6] During the 2019-2020 winter season the Swedish airline BRA did operate with ATR72-600 and BAe RJ100 from Stockholm Bromma, Malmö, Ängelholm, Göteborg and Växjö.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alsie Express Seasonal: Sønderborg (begins 13 January 2022)[8]
Scandinavian Airlines Seasonal: Aalborg, Copenhagen (both resume 31 December 2021)[9], London–Heathrow (resumes 26 December 2021)[10]
TUI fly Nordic[11] Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, Malmö, Stockholm–Arlanda

Statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year[5]
Year Passenger volume Change Domestic Change International Change
2020 14,157 Increase01720% 7,260 6,897
2019 773 539 234

Terminal building[edit]

The terminal building is 6,000 m² and has four gates (no footbridges). There is a restaurant and a shop after the security check, and a vending machine café in the outer hall.[12]

Ground transport[edit]

There are bus transfers to the ski resorts in connection with flights. The distance to the nearest one, Hundfjället is 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) is 43 km (27 mi) and to Idre ski resort 121 km (75 mi).[4] Taxis and car rental is available. Transfers to Sälen by dog sled or snowmobile is also available[13] All ground transport should be pre-booked.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scandinavian Mountains Airport receives IATA code". Mynewsdesk.
  2. ^ "ICAO platsindikatorer - Transportstyrelsen". www.transportstyrelsen.se.
  3. ^ "Scandinavian Mountain Airport ska öppna 2017". Vagabond. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  5. ^ a b "Flygplatsstatistik". Transportstyrelsen. Transportstyrelsen. Retrieved 17 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Carlsson, Anders (20 December 2016). "Sälen första flygplats i världen utan flygledartorn" (in Swedish). Flygtorget. Retrieved 22 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Ett historiskt ögonblick - det första internationella flyget har landat på Scandinavian Mountains Airport" (in Swedish). Mynewsdesk. 29 December 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ https://jv.dk/artikel/alsie-express-vil-flyve-skiturister-til-trysil-og-salen
  9. ^ https://simpleflying.com/sas-scandinavian-mountain-london-heathrow/
  10. ^ https://simpleflying.com/sas-scandinavian-mountain-london-heathrow/
  11. ^ "TUI lanserar sju nya flyglinjer till Scandinavian Mountains Airport Sälen-Trysil". Mynewsdesk. 21 October 2020.
  12. ^ Café och kiosk
  13. ^ Thorne, Patrick (5 September 2019). "Ski Resort Transfers By Dog Sled Offered From New Airport". InTheSnow.

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