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Malmö Airport turns 50 – Swedavia to invest further in enhanced domestic and international connectivity in southern Sweden

2022-12-01, kl. 06:00

On Thursday, December 1, Malmö Airport ­– Sweden’s third largest airport and the international airport for southern Sweden – turns 50. The airport has an important role in Swedish connectivity, and since it opened in 1972 more than 60 million passengers have flown to or from there.

Malmö Airport is one of the first airports in the world to be fossil-free in its own operations, which it achieved in late 2022. Swedavia now continues to drive the transition to fossil-free aviation in Sweden and enhance connectivity in southern Sweden. In its winter programme, the airport serves nearly 20 destinations, a number of which are international.

“It is a great joy for us to celebrate Malmö Airport’s half-century of operations. The airport is an important part of the transport network in Sweden and the Öresund region and, since its opening, has played a critical role both for the region and for many travellers. Now, after several years of pandemic, our passengers have returned, which we naturally think is really positive for people’s opportunities to be able to meet again, both in their leisure and in their work,” says Karin Öhrström, airport director at Swedavia, Malmö Airport.

The airport today has some 20 destinations, a number of which are international, with a strong focus on air links to eastern Europe. International destinations include Belgrade, Skopje and Gdansk. The airport also plays an important role in domestic connectivity, particularly with its service to Stockholm, offering nearly 100 weekly departures to the Swedish capital.

“Malmö Airport has the advantages of a small airport, with fast, smooth flows. The airport is especially important to our domestic travellers and for connectivity to Stockholm. It is also very positive and important that our airlines are back operating with their destinations after several years of pandemic and continue to invest in Malmö Airport. Alongside the resumption of air travel, Swedavia continues to actively drive the aviation industry’s climate transition. Together, the industry’s shared goals of fossil-free domestic air travel by 2030 and totally fossil-free Swedish air travel by 2045 can be achieved,” says Karin Öhrström.

In addition to passenger traffic, Malmö Airport has played and continues to play an important role for essential air services in southern Sweden as well as for cargo and mail. The airport is open 24/7 and ready to serve so that patients, organs, critical spare parts and other materials can be transported into and out of the region.

Among the activities offered in conjunction with Malmö Airport’s 50th anniversary is an exhibition of uniforms, carried out in partnership with Uniformsmuséet Uniform Collection. It will be on display at the airport until the end of the year.

Read more about Malmö Airport turning 50:
Malmö Airport 50 years | Malmö Airport (swedavia.com)
About | Malmö Airport (swedavia.com)

Top ten destinations from Malmö Airport in 2022 (scheduled and charter service)

Swedavia’s work for net zero aviation
Swedavia has carried out ambitious climate work. All ten of its airports achieved the goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations by year-end 2020. Swedavia also works actively to promote the switch to sustainable aviation fuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used for refuelling at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025. Swedavia’s climate transition work and pioneering work to operate climate-smart airports have won international awards, and in 2021 the trade organisation Airports Council International (ACI) named Stockholm Arlanda Airport Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year. Swedavia offers all travellers flying from one of its airports the option of buying biofuel for their entire journey or parts of it via flygreenfund.se/swedavia

For further information, please contact Swedavia’s press office at +46 (0)10-109 01 00 or press@swedavia.se.