Swedish Airports For Sale

The Swedish Government has decided to sell six of its state-owned airports.
The facilities in question are: Ängelholm Helsingborg, Jönköping, Karlstad, Örnsköldsvik, Skellefteå and Sundsvall Härnösand, which collectively handled approximately 1.3 million passengers in 2008.
LFV, the government enterprise that operates and develops Sweden’s state-owned airports, has been given the task finding new owners for the facilities.
“Primarily we are looking towards municipalities and other regional interested parties, but we remain open for suggestions from anyone else who may be interested in operating one or several airports,” said LFV’s, Director General, Lars Rekke.
LFV aims to reach agreements with new owners for all six airports before the end of the year.  It has already signed a letter of intent for Jönköping with its local municipality, which expects to take control of the airport from December 1, 2009.
“We are doing what we can to speed up the process, since we know that a straightforward ownership situation makes it easier for airlines to plan for the long term,” said Mr Rekke.