Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Skavsta flygplats
|Operator||ADC & HAS|
|Elevation AMSL||142 ft / 43.3 m|
Stockholm Skavsta Airport (Swedish: Stockholm Skavsta flygplats), or Nyköping Airport (IATA: NYO, ICAO: ESKN) is an international airport near Nyköping, Sweden, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of its urban area and approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Stockholm. It is served by low-cost airlines and cargo operators, and is the fifth-largest airport in Sweden, with an ability to handle 2.5 million passengers annually.
The airport is located far outside Stockholm Municipality and Stockholm County, but uses 'Stockholm' for marketing purposes. Locally the airport is referred to simply as 'Skavsta'.
The council of Nyköping Municipality, where the airport is located, decided in 1984 to take over its control and resume its activities. Civilian passenger air traffic started in September 1984, mainly to Arlanda which at the time had almost all air traffic in Stockholm. In 1998 (after deregulation allowing airlines and airports to compete with each other to a higher degree) the Nyköping municipal council put 90% of the capital of the airport up for sale, with the objective of strengthening its commercial management and enabling investments for its expansion. They acquired this parcel of shares and began the transformation of Skavsta, which has become the second airport of Stockholm and the favoured option for inhabitants who live in the area south of the Swedish capital.
The airport has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers per annum and is designed for expansion in the future. It is owned by ADC & HAS, the same company that owns Belfast International Airport, Orlando Sanford International Airport, Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (Liberia, Costa Rica), Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito, Ecuador), and Juan Santamaría International Airport (San José, Costa Rica).
Because the airport is located 43 kilometres (27 mi) from Harpsund, the official leisure residence for the Prime Minister of Sweden, to which foreign heads of governments sometimes are invited, Skavsta is sometimes used for flights for a head of government, with associated police escort.
The following airlines offer scheduled services to and from Stockholm Skavsta Airport:
|Ryanair|| Alicante, Bergamo, Gda?sk, Kraków, London-Stansted, Málaga, Vienna, Warsaw-Modlin|
Seasonal: Edinburgh, Naples (ends 23 October 2020),Pisa, Prague, Thessaloniki
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Gda?sk, Katowice, Kraków, Riga, Saint Petersburg, Skopje, Tuzla, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin, Wroc?aw|
Both short and long-term parking facilities are available. The terminal can be reached by foot from all parking areas. The road distance from Stockholm is 108 kilometres (67 mi).
Flygbussarna airport coaches depart hourly, travelling directly between Stockholm Skavsta Airport and the City Terminal in Stockholm (approx. 90 min travel time). There are also airport buses to Södertälje, Linköping, Norrköping, and local stops in the southern parts of Stockholm. Local bus services are available to Nyköping's city centre and its railway station.
The railway station in Nyköping is 7 kilometres (4 mi) away. It is served by regional trains (operated by SJ) on the Linköping-Stockholm-(Gävle) route. Local bus or taxi can be used to the airport.
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