Bromma set to close?
Been mooted for permanent closed on account of the severe repercussions of this COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, submitted an impact evaluation based on its”commercial considerations” — after the request from its owner — to the country’s Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Throughout the pandemic, with passenger activity at a standstill and a gloomy outlook for demand, the decision to close has been believed.
Based on Åke Svensson, He suggested that a consolidation of flights in neighbouring Arlanda will be achievable as long
As the airport is developed”in accord with the requirements of society”. If Bromma’s closure goes ahead, now no new infrastructure could be gotten at Arlanda to accounts for the excess traffic.
“The aviation market is facing an unprecedented crisis.
Bromma will most likely have excess capacity as a result of reduced traffic volumes for a very long time moving forward. In the long-term, the price of this will be hauled
By passengers and already wounded airlines, which we don’t believe is possible.”
Several pros and disadvantages also have been outlined on either side of the argument. For example, some Swedish communities would
Lose key links from Bromma’s closed ; however, an Arlanda consolidation would lead to better connectivity between national and global rotations under a single roof. Several previous estimates suggested Bromma wouldn’t operate past 2038 regardless as the present lease with the city of Stockholm is supposed to expire.
While Swedavia has outlined its evaluation, the final decision to shut the Stockholm gateway is going to be drawn up in due course. Swedavia now has a portfolio of ten airports round the Nordic country.
The present route system from the Swedish facility is limited. This was attributed mostly to Bromma’s largest carrier, Braathens Regional
Airlines (BRA), with briefly suspended operations in April
— because it has undergone a restructure which was completed on September 8. In the time Airports of the World went to press, BRA had intended to resume operations, albeit through charters initially. According to the airline’s website, once it returns to flying flying, five
Domestic destinations are”likely” to come back from Bromma — if still open — containing: Ängelholm,
Gothenburg, Malmö, Umeå and Visby.
In BRA’s absence, there are seven towns being served by other airlines in the time of writing. Currently, Bromma’s biggest provider, Air Leap, joins exclusively to Gothenburg, Halmstad and Ronneby, while Ängelholm and Malmö are connected by Amapola Flyg. Meanwhile,
Visby — situated in the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea — is served by Air Gotland (with aircraft operated by Polish-based SprintAir), Together with opposition from Amapola and Air Leap.
Bromma’s one international rotation is controlled by Belgian flag carrier, Brussels Airlines, on a thrice-weekly connection to its home base with Airbus A319s.
Stockholm/Bromma was opened in May 1936. Today, it lies only
Five miles shy of Stockholm’s city centre. Due to its proximity, the airport is heavily controlled, and many aircraft types are prohibited because of noise. The Most Recent statistics released reveal the airport with its single
5,249-ft Runway 12/30 — handled 2,501,589 passengers in 2018. (Photos AirTeamImages.com/ / Europix and Flickr Commons/ Helen Simonsson)