Malmö Airport, formerly known as Malmö-Sturup Airport (Malmö-Sturup flygplats) is Sweden's fourth busiest airport, located approximately 28 km (17.4 mi) from Malmö and 26 km (16.2 mi) from Lund. Via the Oresund Bridge the airport is located about 55 km (34.2 mi) from central Copenhagen and 47 km (29.2 mi) from Copenhagen Airport. Malmö Airport is also a complement to Copenhagen Airport when they have problems like strikes and fog.
Completed in 1972, then at a cost of around SEK130 million, almost twice as much as initially forecast, Sturup Airport replaced the current and aging Bulltofta Airport
, which had served the region since 1923. Plans to build a new airport were drafted in the early 1960s. Expansion was impossible, due to Bulltofta's close proximity to the now booming city and nearby communities complained about noise pollution from the newly introduced jet aircraft. Construction began in 1970 and two years later, December 3rd, 1972, the airport was inaugurated. At the same time Bulltofta Airport closed. However, Malmö ATC (Air Traffic Control
) remained at the old Bulltofta site until 1983 when it also moved to Malmö Airport.
During autumn 2007 the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair closed all its routes from Malmö Airport.
On 4 October 2007 Sterling Airlines announced that they would create a base at Malmö Airport with five new destinations to London (LGW), Alicante, Barcelona, Nice and Florence. Sterling Airlines will also base three aircraft at the airport.
- 1 Passenger terminal with 8 connecting gates
- 2 Cargo terminals
- 20 Parkingstands for large aircraft
The following car rental firms have offices at the airport:
- Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart from the airport to downtown Malmö and Lund (about 30 departures/day to each city) The journey to Malmö or Lund takes about 40 minutes. From there there are good train connections, e.g. to Copenhagen (total time to Copenhagen about 80 minutes)
- Gråhundbus departs to Copenhagen twice daily. It takes about 50 minutes to central Copenhagen.
- Buses to nearby Svedala started in the spring of 2007, scheduled to match the Scania regional trains there.
- There is a taxi stand at the airport. There is a fixed price to Malmö and Lund 395 SEK.
- There is parking at the airport, with both short-term and long-term parking lots. Short-term parking costs SEK 20 per hour and long-term parking SEK 180 per 24 hours.
Businesses and services:
- Parfym&Taxfree butiken
- Coffys Husman
- Best Western Sturup Airport Hotel
- Express Lounge (Malmö Aviation)
- Golf course
Airlines and destinations
- Direktflyg (Borlänge, Örebro)
- Malmö Aviation (Stockholm-Bromma, charter to Innsbruck, Salzburg and Geneva)
- Scandinavian Airlines (Stockholm-Arlanda)
- Sterling Airlines (Alicante, Barcelona, Florence, London-Gatwick, Nice, Stockholm-Arlanda)
- Wizz Air (Budapest, Gdansk, Katowice, Warsaw)
Charter airlines such as TUIfly Nordic, STS Solresor and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia serve destinations in Spain, Egypt, Greece and other countries. Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and TUIfly Nordic do also during the winter fly to far destinations such as Phuket, Thailand. Sometimes Spanair and other charter carriers fly to Malmö.
- Icelandair Cargo (Charlotte, Halifax, New York, Reykjavik)
- Pal (Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai)
- SAS Cargo Group
- TNT (Helsinki, Gdansk, Kaunas, Minsk, St. Petersburg)
- UPS (Gdansk, Kaunas, Moscow, Riga)
- West Air Sweden
- Jett8 Airlines Cargo (Banglore, Singapore)
Ground Handling and Fuel
There are two handling companies at Malmö Airport, SGS (SAS Ground Services
) and Sturup Handling AB. Sturup Handling AB has recently been bought by Novia handling, that was scheduled to take over the company on December 29, 2007.
- SGS serves among others Scandinavian Airlines, Malmö Aviation and MyTravel Airways.
- Sturup Handling AB (Novia Handling) serves Sterling Airlines, Wizzair and the cargo operators.
There are two companies at the airport that perform fueling service. That is Air BP and Shell. They have trucks that they deliver the fuel with.
Accidents and incidents
- On the 28th of January 2008 a EasyJet flight made a high-speed landing at Malmö Airport, because the plane had a fault on their flaps. The flight was bound for Copenhagen (EKCH) but requested to land at Malmö. No injuries were reported.