Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Skavsta flygplats
|Operator||ADC & HAS|
|Elevation AMSL||142 ft / 43.3 m|
Stockholm Skavsta Airport (Swedish: Stockholm Skavsta flygplats), or Nyköping Airport (IATA: NYO, ICAO: ESKN) is an international airport near Nyköping, Sweden, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of its urban area and approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Stockholm. It is served by low-cost airlines and cargo operators, and is the fifth-largest airport in Sweden, with an ability to handle 2.5 million passengers annually.
The airport is located far outside Stockholm Municipality and Stockholm County, but uses 'Stockholm' for marketing purposes and is included in STO, the IATA airport code for all Stockholm airports. Locally the airport is referred to simply as 'Skavsta'. Stockholm's main international airport is Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The council of Nyköping Municipality, where the airport is located, decided in 1984 to take over its control and resume its activities. Civilian passenger air traffic started in September 1984, mainly to Arlanda which at the time had almost all air traffic in Stockholm. In 1998 (after deregulation allowing airlines and airports to compete with each other to a higher degree) the Nyköping municipal council put 90% of the capital of the airport up for sale, with the objective of strengthening its commercial management and enabling investments for its expansion. They acquired this parcel of shares and began the transformation of Skavsta, which has become the second airport of Stockholm and the favoured option for inhabitants who live in the area south of the Swedish capital.
Development since the 2000s
The airport has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per year and is designed for future expansion. It is owned by ADC & HAS, a company that owns several airports all over the globe.
Because the airport is located 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Harpsund, the official leisure residence for the Prime Minister of Sweden, to which foreign heads of governments sometimes are invited, Skavsta is sometimes used for flights for a head of government, with associated police escort.
In May 2021, Ryanair announced it would relocate all routes from Skavsta to Stockholm Arlanda Airport by October 2021. After initially claiming the option to leave some operations from Skavsta, Ryanair left the airport entirely on 30 October 2021. In October 2023, Wizz Air relocated two major routes from Skavsta to Arlanda.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled services to and from Stockholm Skavsta Airport:
|Norwegian Air Shuttle|| Alicante, Málaga |
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca (Begins 1 May 2024)
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Bucharest–Otopeni, Kraków, Skopje, Sofia, Tirana, Warsaw–Chopin|
Both short and long-term parking facilities are available. The terminal can be reached by foot from all parking areas. The road distance from Stockholm is 108 kilometres (67 mi).
Coach and bus
Flygbussarna airport coaches depart hourly, travelling directly between Stockholm Skavsta Airport and the City Terminal in Stockholm (approx. 90 min travel time). There are also airport buses to Södertälje, Linköping, Norrköping, and local stops in the southern parts of Stockholm. Local bus services are available to Nyköping's city centre and its railway station.
The railway station in Nyköping is 7 kilometres (4 mi) away. It is served by regional trains (operated by SJ) on the Linköping–Stockholm–(Gävle) route. Local buses and taxis provide connections to the airport.
Accidents and incidents
- On 9 October 1974, a Tp 79 s/n 79005 of the Swedish Air Force crashed on approach to Nyköping Airport. All 27 people on board survived.
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