Malmo-Sturup Airport | Image by News Oresund from flickr
Situated in the south of the country in Skåne, Malmö Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Sweden. It is an international airport which serves Oresund and the Scania regions which are densely populated. It is located just 28 km from the Malmö city centre and 26 km from Lund.
Operational from December 1, 1972, Malmö Airport was formerly called Malmö-Sturup Airport. Used as a military airfield in the 1920s, AB Aerotransport was the first airline to provide service on the Malmö–Hamburg route. The airport expanded throughout the 1940s and 1960s with a new terminal and a 1,900-metre-long paved runway. The location was finalized in 1968 when the airport was constructed in Sturup, east of Malmö.
The airport has a single passenger terminal and it handles more than 2 million passengers annually. The terminal is split into Arrivals and Departures and an information counter can be found right at its center. There are 8 boarding gates and a parking garage is also available. For the ease and comfort of passengers, there are numerous services available. Free Wi-Fi is provided for 3 hours at the airport. Currency exchange booths are located near the terminal’s entrance and these are provided by Travel Money. Alternatively, exchange services are also provided by Forex Bank ATM in Gate 4. Smoking is permissible in the areas close to Gates 7 and 4 and you can access the luggage storage lockers at landside. These are available for up to 30 days of storage. To relax and unwind, there are two lounges available. The SAS Café Lounge and the BRA Lounge are in the main Terminal and provide snacks, newspapers, magazines and TV for the visitors.
The airport is responsible for the direct and indirect employment of 1,200 people spread between fifty companies. It is operated by a state-owned limited company, Swedavia AB.