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Malmö Airport turns 50

2022-12-01, kl. 09:29

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.

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.