'New' Stockholm Airport

UPPSALA AIRPORT, a new alternative gateway into the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is set to open during the second half of 2010.  Mattias Sjölund, Managing Director confirmed that “a large interest is being shown in the facility” and said that “several large European carriers” are negotiating to serve the airport.  The majority of these are thought to be low-cost ventures, a market Mattias defines as “massive”, but he claimed that full service operators are also considering utilising the airport.  The former Swedish Air Force base is due to pass into civilian control in July and will be ready to accept traffic from the autumn of 2010.