12 Facts About Arlanda Airport


Stockholm Arlanda Airport is an international airport located in the Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden, near the town of Marsta, 37 kilometres north of Stockholm and nearly 40 kilometres south-east of Uppsala.

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Arlanda Airport was used by nearly 27 million passengers in 2017, with 21.

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Stockholm Arlanda Airport serves as a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

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Arlanda Airport was first used in 1959 but only for practice flights.

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The name Arlanda was decided after a competition prior to the airport opening.

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Arlanda Airport can handle all aircraft types in service including the Airbus A380.

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Central building, Arlanda North, opened in late 2003, connecting terminal 5 with the newly built Pier F Between terminals 4 and 5 is a shopping and restaurant area with a railway station below, called "Sky City", which is outside the security check area on the landside to cater to the needs of passengers and visitors to the airport.

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Arlanda Airport has hangars and aircraft maintenance facilities operated by SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Priority Aero Maintenance.

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Arlanda Airport is exposed to lake-effect snowfalls, where ice cold air from the northeast in combination with open water in the Baltic Sea causes heavy snowfall.

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Fastest way to the airport from Stockholm Central Station is the Arlanda Express high-speed train service, making the trip in 20 minutes.

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ULs most popular line to Arlanda Airport is route 801 to Uppsala, which leaves every 30 minutes between 04:00 and 01:00.

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One of the most interesting eco-friendly systems Stockholm Arlanda Airport uses is their unique heating and cooling system for their hangar, terminals, and other buildings on the airfield.

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