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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. 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.

Malmö Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Serves Malmö, Sweden
Location Svedala
Hub for
  • Malmö Aviation
  • Primera Air
Elevation AMSL 236 ft / 72 m
Coordinates 55°31′48″N 
MMX is located in Skåne
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 800 2,624 Asphalt
17/35 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers total 2,218,245
International passengers 974,986
Domestic passengers 1,243,259


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 has not been attractive for travellers to/from Denmark.


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

Airlines and destinations


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

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Seasonal: Pristina
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
AIS Airlines Borlänge, Örebro
BRA Braathens Regional Airlines Helsinki, Stockholm-Bromma, Visby
Seasonal: Östersund
Seasonal charter: Burgas, Preveza/Lefkada, Salzburg, Split
Czech Airlines Seasonal: Prague
Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Gran Canaria
Orange2Fly Seasonal charter: Pristina
Primera Air Seasonal: Chania, Palma de Mallorca
Ryanair Kraków
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Málaga
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura (begins 22 October 2018), Gran Canaria (begins 31 October 2018), Heraklion, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Chania, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South
Wizz Air Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Debrecen, Gdańsk, Iași (begins 7 July 2018), Katowice, Niš, Poznań, Skopje, Tuzla, Vienna(begins 15 February 2019), Warsaw–Chopin


Airlines Destinations
ASL Airlines Belgium Billund, Gdańsk, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Minsk, St. Petersburg, Turku
Posten Örebro, Umeå, Stockholm–Arlanda
SprintAir Chateauroux, Angers
UPS Airlines Aarhus, Cologne/Bonn, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen

Ground transportation


  • Flygbussarna Airport coaches depart from the airport to downtown Malmö and Lund. The journey to Malmö or Lund takes about 40 minutes. From there, there are train connections to destinations including Copenhagen.
  • Gråhundbus coaches departs to Copenhagen 30 minutes after every Ryanair arrival.
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General Info
Country Sweden
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 55.530193
55° 31' 48.69" N
Longitude 13.371639
013° 22' 17.90" E
Elevation 236 feet
72 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Alternate Name MALMO STURUP
Near City Malmo
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 118.8
ATIS 129.275
(135.9 N)(135.125 S)

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 2615 x 75 feet
797 x 23 meters
17/35 9186 x 148 feet
2800 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME SUP STURUP 077X 113 At Field -
NDB SS STURUP - 420 4.3 NM 348.8

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

FUEL Avbl 0300-2300Z++ Mon-Fri, 0500-2300Z++ Sat, Sun. (NC-100LL, A1)
LGT PAPI Rwy 17 MEHT 59.0', Rwy 35 MEHT 60.4'.
MISC If able, do not use more than idle reverse, or equivalent, btn 2100-0600Z++. Start-up push-back and taxi PPR from ATC. No APU except engine start or cabin heatadjust. No APU run before 5 min fr est push back or taxi time.

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