Sweden - Air Travel2015
By Anastacia Sampson
There are various international, regional, military and civilian/public airports in Sweden. In the capital city of Stockholm is the Stockholm Bromma Airport (8km from the city center), which was the first airport to have paved runways from the beginning when it began operating. King Gustav V opened this airport in 1936 and as years went by it become too small for the amount of air traffic and did not have the longer run ways required for the jets. Currently the Stockholm Bromma Airport does mainly national flights and regional flights.
The Stockholm Arlanda Airport opened between the years of 1960-1962 to accommodate the increase in air traffic. There is a fast rail link from Arlanda Airport to the city center. Buses and taxis are also available at this airport to transfer passengers to the city center or elsewhere.
There are listed public and military airports. Swedavia is state owned and manages eleven airports in Sweden. This includes four in northern Sweden, two in southern Sweden, one in the west area, and then there is the Visby Airport in Gotland (12th largest airport in Sweden and this is the only one on Gotland Island) and two airports in the Stockholm region. What is impressive about Swedavia, is that it is in the forefront of developing airports with the least environmental impact.