Stockholm Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA) is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden 23 miles north of Stockholm and is the main serving airport of the city.
The airport is the third largest in Scandinavia, after Copenhagen Airport Kastrup and Oslo Gardemoen, with aproximately 19 million passenger as of 2012. The airport is runned by Swedish government based company Swedavia and employs nearly 15 thousand people.
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A new major airport was to be created for serving the Stockhom region in the late 1950's due to the current main airport Bromma's insufficient runway. Arlanda Airport was opened official in 1962 but was used for practise flights as soon as in 1959. The name airport's name was supposed to be chosen in a public name contest but ended up being a modification of an original propose, "Arland", from Swedish name professor Lars Hellberg. The airport quickly escalated to become a major hub for the swedish air service with regular transatlantic and domestic flights.
In 1983, domestic traffic was moved from Bromma to Arlanda Airport which cementated Arlanda's new role as Sweden's most important airport.
The airport consists of three runways with the longest being 3301 meters and four terminals (Terminal 2, 3, 4 and 5). The airport can maximum handle 80 takeoffs and landings per hour.