Scandinavian Mountains Airport
|Owner||Scandinavian Mountains Airport AB|
|Serves||Sälen and Trysil|
|Location||Rörbäcksnäs, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna, Sweden|
|Opened||December 22, 2019|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 ()|
|Elevation AMSL||490 m / 1,608 ft|
The airport is intended for both scheduled and chartered services, primarily aimed at bringing tourists to the winter sports resorts of Sälen and Idre in Sweden, and Trysil in Norway. It was constructed on the site of an existing small sports airfield at Mobergskölen, near Rörbäcksnäs, in Malung-Sälen, 6.5 km (4.0 mi) by road or 4.7 km (2.9 mi) by straight line from the border, and is the first new airport in Sweden since Pajala opened in 1999. Before opening the nearest airports to the area were the local Mora Airport (113 km from Sälen/168 km from Trysil) and the large Oslo Airport (213 km from Sälen/171 km from Trysil).
The airport company Scandinavia Mountains Airport AB is owned by local companies, such as ski resort owners like SkiStar AB and municipal tourist promotion companies in both countries. In addition, in 2014, the Swedish government supported SEK 250 million, and the local counties and municipalities have also supported money. Construction started in August 2017 with the runway paved in October 2018. It opened on the 22 December 2019 and during the 2019-2020 winter it served 14,314 passengers. It was the first airport in the world designed to be operated from the outset with a virtual tower rather than a conventional air traffic control tower. During the 2019-2020 winter season the Swedish airline BRA did operate with ATR72-600 and BAe RJ100 from Stockholm Bromma, Malmö, Ängelholm, Göteborg and Växjö.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Alsie Express||Seasonal: Sønderborg (begins 30 January 2022)|
|BRA Braathens Regional Airlines||Seasonal: Aarhus (begins 19 December 2021)|
|Luxair||Seasonal: Luxembourg (begins 18 December 2021)|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Seasonal: Aalborg (resumes 26 December 2021), Copenhagen (resumes 26 December 2021), London–Heathrow (resumes 13 February 2022)|
|Transavia||Seasonal charter: Groningen (begins 19 December 2021)|
|TUI fly Nordic||Seasonal charter: Gothenburg, Malmö, Stockholm–Arlanda|
The terminal building is 6,000 m2 and has four gates (no footbridges). There is a restaurant and a shop after the security check, and a vending machine café in the outer hall.
There are bus transfers to the ski resorts in connection with flights. The distance to the nearest one, Hundfjället is 10 km (6 mi) and the farthest in the Sälen area, Kläppen, 45 km (28 mi). The distance to Trysil ski resort (the largest in the area) is 43 km (27 mi) and to Idre ski resort 121 km (75 mi). Taxis and car rental is available. Transfers to Sälen by dog sled or snowmobile is also available All ground transport should be pre-booked.
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