Malmö airport, MMX, the big loser in Ryanair Scandinavian shake-up.
All Ryanair routes to Malmö will cease from November 2007. Other changes announced.
July 19, 2007–Dublin
Higher aviation taxes in Sweden than Denmark and the superb links from Malmö to Copenhagen seem to
have dealt Malmö Sturup airport a killer blow. Ryanair has announced that it will cease services from London and Dublin as well as the routes from Barcelona, Madrid and Marseille.
The loss of all the Malmö routes will be a blow to southern Sweden but mostly to Sturup airport as Malmö is well served by Copenhagen airport which is actually easier to get to from central Malmö due to the fast and frequent train service over the Oresund bridge.
Other changes are the loss of the London to Esjberg link and a switch for Dublin to Stockholm from Vasterås to Skavsta, both of which are a long distance from Stockholm centre. There is a new route from Stansted to Billund which will be a daily service.
Last month Ryanair announced a major expansion at Stockholm Skavsta airport, with 13 new routes to European cities including Liverpool, Berlin and Valencia