Stockholm Västerås Airport

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Stockholm Västerås Airport
Stockholm-Västerås flygplats
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IATA: VSTICAO: ESOW

VST is located in Västmanland
VST
VST
Location of airport in Västmanland
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Västerås Flygplats AB
Serves Västerås, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 6 m / 21 ft
Coordinates 59°35′22″N 016°38′01″E / 59.58944°N 16.63361°E / 59.58944; 16.63361Coordinates: 59°35′22″N 016°38′01″E / 59.58944°N 16.63361°E / 59.58944; 16.63361
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,581 8,468 Asphalt
01/19 800 2,625 Grass
Statistics (2009)
Passengers total 174,496
International passengers 174,257
Domestic passengers 239
Landings total 15,193
Statistics: Swedish Transport Agency[1][2]

Stockholm Västerås Airport, also known as Västerås Airport or Hässlö Flygplats (IATA: VSTICAO: 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Nextjet Helsinki (begins 15 September 2016)[3]
Ryanair London–Stansted
Seasonal: Alicante, Málaga
WOW air Reykjavik-Keflavik[4]

Ground transportation[edit]

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.

General aviation[edit]

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.[5]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passagerarfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Landningsfrekvens" (in Swedish). Swedish Transport Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/news/2016/nextjet-will-begin-flights-between-helsinki-and-vasteras/
  4. ^ "Wow Air to Start Stockholm Vasteras Service from May 2016". Airlineroute.net. 
  5. ^ "Statistics for swedish airports 2014". www.transportstyrelsen.se. Swedish CAA (Transportstyrelsen). Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

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