Malmö Airport

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Malmö Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Serves Malmö,  Sweden
Location Svedala
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 55°31′48″N 013°22′17″E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139Coordinates: 55°31′48″N 013°22′17″E / 55.53000°N 13.37139°E / 55.53000; 13.37139

Location within Skåne

Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,624 Asphalt
17/35 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers total 2,088,628

Malmö Airport, until 2007 known as Sturup Airport (Swedish: Sturups flygplats) (IATA: MMX, ICAO: ESMS) is Sweden's fourth busiest airport, handling 2,169,901 passengers in 2015, a new all-time high.[1] The airport is located in Svedala Municipality, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) east of Malmö and 26 kilometres (16 mi) south-east of Lund.

Via the Öresund Bridge the airport is located about 55 kilometres (34 mi) from central Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and 47 kilometres (29 mi) from Copenhagen Airport. The entire city of Malmö is indeed located closer by road to Copenhagen Airport than to Malmö Airport, and only Copenhagen Airport is accessible by train. Malmö Airport is a small airport with regular flights only to Stockholm and low-cost flights on Wizz Air to several airports in central and eastern Europe. To this a few charter or irregular departures can be added. Copenhagen Airport is fifteen times as large.[2]


Early years

Completed in 1972, then at a cost of around SEK130 million, almost twice as much as initially forecast, Sturup Airport replaced the 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 the airport was inaugurated two years later on 3 December 1972. 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.

Development since the 2000s

Around 2005–2008 some low-cost airlines hoped to attract both Danish and Swedish passengers from Sturup in competition with Copenhagen Airport. Malmö airport, due to its lower landing fees, is seen by some low cost airlines as a cheaper way of accessing the Copenhagen area. The airport caters for low cost carriers like Wizz Air.

During 2008 Danish Sterling Airlines had some lines from Malmö Airport to London (LGW), Alicante, Barcelona, Nice and Florence. However other low cost carriers such as easyJet use Copenhagen Airport. Norwegian Air Shuttle use Malmö Airport for a few flights a day to and from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport while the majority of flights to the region go to Copenhagen Airport. In 2014, Ryanair moved their operations to Copenhagen Airport as well.


Malmö Airport features one passenger and two cargo terminals as well as 20 aircraft stands.

Airlines and destinations

Check-in area
Baggage reclaim area


The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Malmö:[3]

Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina
AIS Airlines Borlänge, Örebro
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines
operated by Braathens Regional Aviation
Stockholm-Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Gran Canaria
Scandinavian AirlinesStockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Östersund
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen (resumes 27 March 2017),[4] Gdańsk, Katowice, Niš, Poznań, Skopje, Sofia (ends 7 January 2017; resumes 27 March 2017), Tuzla, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin


ASL Airlines BelgiumBillund, Gdańsk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Minsk-National, St. Petersburg, Turku
operated by ASL Airlines Ireland
operated by Amapola Flyg
Örebro, Umeå, Stockholm-Arlanda
UPS AirlinesCologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo-Gardermoen
UPS Airlines
operated by West Air Sweden


Busiest routes to and from Malmö Airport (2015)[5]
Rank Airport Passengers handled % change
1  Sweden, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stockholm–Bromma1,169,076Increase 1.6
2  Hungary, Budapest97,391Increase 10.9
3  Macedonia, Skopje88,773Increase 30.5
4  Poland, Gdańsk80,334Increase 2.1
5  Poland, Warsaw60,578Increase 21.2
6  Serbia, Belgrade59,244Increase 2.7
7  Turkey, Antalya55,475Decrease 18.0
8  Poland, Katowice50,145Increase 25.8
9  Spain, Palma de Mallorca48,269Decrease 1.9
10  Spain, Gran Canaria44,487Decrease 26.6
11  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuzla37,341Increase 21.4
12  Greece, Chania34,646Increase 34.4
13  Romania, Bucharest33,347Increase 51.0
14  Bulgaria, Sofia32,615Increase 68.6
15  Romania, Cluj-Napoca30,161Increase 5127.2
16  Spain, Tenerife29,982Decrease 15.5
17  Greece, Rhodes25,007Increase 12.1
18  Cyprus, Larnaca20,625Increase 8.0
19  Lithuania, Vilnius19,602Increase 981.2
20  Sweden, Visby19,137Increase 4.6

Ground transportation



There is a taxi stand at the airport. There is a fixed price to Malmö and Lund of 395 SEK.

Accidents and incidents

See also


  1. "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. Copenhagen Airport Lindeborg (28.3 km or 17.6 mi) vs. Malmö Airport Lindeborg (29.3 km or 18.2 mi)
  3. - Destinations retrieved 26 July 2016
  6. Resrobot, Swedish travel planner
  7. "Flygplan med 146 passagerare fick nödlanda". 28 Jan 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2009.

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