Stockholm Västerås Airport
|Stockholm Västerås Airport
|Operator||Västerås Flygplats AB|
|Elevation AMSL||6 m / 21 ft|
Stockholm Västerås Airport, also known as Västerås Airport or Hässlö Flygplats (IATA: VST, ICAO: ESOW) is a minor international airport located near the city Västerås in Sweden. Despite its name, it is 110 km (70 mi) from Stockholm Municipality and Stockholm County.
Airlines and destinations
|Corendon Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Nextjet||Helsinki (begins 15 September 2016)|
Seasonal: Alicante, Málaga
Travel from the airport to Stockholm Central Station may be done via Flygbussarna, private bus coach service, and takes approximately one and a half hours. There is also a local city bus to the Västerås Central Station, which has trains to Stockholm and more cities.
The airport has extensive general aviation traffic. Of the 17737 landings in 2014, 94% constituted general aviation, according to the Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen). This traffic includes hospital flights, flight training, private flights, corporate flights and air taxi.
A multitude of operators are based att Stockholm-Västerås Airport. Among these are maintenance workshops, helicopter businesses, flight schools, flight clubs and an aviation museum:
- Airways Flygutbildning (Airways Flight Training)
- Flygande veteraner (Flying veterans)
- HeliAir Sweden
- Hässlö Flygförening (Hässlö Flying Club)
- Nordén Aerotech
- SAS Flygklubb (SAS Flying Club)
- Scandinavian Airtech
- Scandinavian Aviation Academy
- Scandinavian Helicopter Center
- Stockholm Flight Academy
- Stockholms Flygklubb (Stockholm Flying Club)
- Voluntary Air Corps
- Västerås Flygmuseum (Västerås Aviation Museum)
The airport played an important role during the 2014 Västmanland wildfire, serving as a base for water bombers and rescue helicopters.
- F 1 Hässlö (former Swedish Air Force wing)
- Stockholm Arlanda Airport
- Stockholm Bromma Airport
- Stockholm Skavsta Airport
- List of the largest airports in the Nordic countries
- "Passagerarfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- "Landningsfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
- "Wow Air to Start Stockholm Vasteras Service from May 2016". Airlineroute.net.
- "Statistics for swedish airports 2014". www.transportstyrelsen.se. Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen). Retrieved 9 March 2015.
Media related to Stockholm-Västerås Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Stockholm–Västerås Airport (English)
- Airport information for ESOW at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
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