Located 500 meters above sea level, the new Scandinavian airport located in the Swedish village Sälenfjällen was officially opened on 21st of December, with the first airplane arriving on the 22nd of December. Scandinavian Mountains Airport, also referred to as Sälen Trysil Airport, the airport runway has 2,500 meters of asphalt.
The first arrival was flight number TF1621 at 09:35 AM, from Malmø-Sturup. The 112 seat British Aerospace Avro RJ100 was full with skiing enthusiasts, who were planning to celebrate Christmas in the Swedish town Sälen and Norwegian Trysil. From the airport there’s direct shuttle buses to the ski resorts Trysil, Stöten, Hundfjället & Tandådalen, Högfjället, Lindvallen og Kläppen.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) also has flights to the new airport from London-Heathrow and there’s direct flights from Copenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark with Airbus A320neo aircrafts.
The new airport is the first one to open in Sweden for more than 20 years. The airport is privately owned by SkiStar AB and with local companies and tourist organizations.
To start with, the new airport will have 12 weekly flights until 12th of April. Besides the flights from Scandinavian Airlines, there will also be connections to Stockholm-Bromma, Malmø, Ängelholm, Gøteborg and Växjö in Sweden.