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Questions about Skavsta airport’s location? Is it in Stockholm?
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
With 100 kilometres to central Stockholm, one could ask if the name
Stockholm Skavsta Airport is among the most deceptive in Europe? The
answer is Yes, argues a flight comparison site. But at the counter of
the airport the answer is NO.
For experts, it depends on the fact of location feasibility which
exploded with the emergence of the low cost air travel business. This
has led to some authorities describing the location of some European
airports ran by low cost carriers as misleading. Some passenger
arriving at a location for their first time, find themselves too far
away from the city.
The ten European airports with the most misleading name have been
selected by the flight comparison site Skyscanner. On its list's fifth
largest ports Swedish Stockholm Skavsta, with 100 kilometers to the
capital. Misleading or not? The issue was passed to the airport's
managing director, Dot Gade Kulovuori who just laughed.
“For an airport to appear on the map when someone searches for travel
to Stockholm, it must have Stockholm suffix STO. Around the world, we
can not assume that everyone knows where Nyköping is,” she says.
Same thing with Västerås. When a traveller from aboard wants to
traveller to Vasteras, he’ll search for Stockholm first for that
destination to appear therefore name change to Stockholm-Vasteras - STO.
Since the emergence of the so called low cost air transport, the
deceptive airport titles have become the way of life. In order for
these airliners to make money, they have chosen to develop airports out
of the main cities – far away so that the cost of running the could be
very cheap. This translate to perceived lower fares for passengers who
still end up forking more on additional long distant transport to their
By Scancomark.se Team
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