Stockholm Skavsta Airport
|Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Skavsta flygplats
|Operator||ADC & HAS|
|Elevation AMSL||140 ft / 43 m|
Stockholm Skavsta Airport (Swedish: Stockholm Skavsta flygplats), or Nyköping Airport (IATA: NYO, ICAO: ESKN) is an international airport near Nyköping, Sweden, approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Stockholm. It is served by low-cost airlines and cargo operators and is the third largest airport in Sweden, with an ability to handle 2.5 million passengers annually.
The airport is located far outside the Stockholm Municipality and Stockholm County, but uses Stockholm for marketing purposes anyway.
An airbase during World War II, the airport was used as a military airport until 1980, when it was taken out of service.
In 1984, the council of Nyköping Municipality, where the airport is located, decided to take over its control and resume its activities. Therefore, in 1998, 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.
The airport has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per annum and is designed for expansion in the future. It is owned by ADC & HAS the same company which owns Belfast International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Facilities available to passengers include: Exchange office, cash machines (ATM), lost property office, post office. Baby changing facilities are present at WCs. Paid Internet access is available throughout the terminal.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines offer scheduled services to and from Stockholm Skavsta Airport:
|Ryanair||Alicante, Beauvais, Bergamo, Bremen, Charleroi, Gdańsk, Kraków, London–Stansted, Málaga, Malta, Naples (begins 5 May 2017), Podgorica (begins 2 April 2017), Sofia, Warsaw-Modlin, Weeze
Seasonal: Barcelona, Béziers, Biarritz, Brindisi, Chania, Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Pisa, Rhodes, Rijeka, Rome–Ciampino, Tenerife–South, Thessaloniki, Treviso, Zadar
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca (begins 27 March 2017), Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Poznań, Skopje, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Wrocław
Car rental is available from rental companies Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Taxi must be prebooked and it takes about 80 minutes to the city centre of Stockholm, and costs around SEK 1,400. Both short- and long-term parking facilities are available. The terminal is reached by foot from all parking areas.
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.
Accidents and incidents
- On 9 October 1974, Douglas TP-79 79005 of the Swedish Air Force crashed on approach to Nyköping Airport. All 27 people on board survived.
- List of the largest airports in the Nordic countries
- Stockholm Arlanda Airport
- Stockholm Bromma Airport
- Stockholm Västerås Airport
- Barkarby Airport
- Södermanland County
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