Stockholm’s Skavsta airport sold to US firm

Spanish company Abertis announced on Monday that it was selling Stockholm's Skavsta airport to US-based firm ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide.

Stockholm's Skavsta airport sold to US firm

The airport, located around 100 kilometres southwest of Stockholm, was sold for 2,440 million kronor ($372.9) in a joint deal with the Belfast International airport.

The airport is located in the city of Nyköping, but is referred to as a Stockholm airport, and is the second largest airport in Stockholm and the third largest in Sweden. Skavsta is used by low-cost airlines and cargo operators and serves 2.5 million passengers each year.

The transaction “forms part of Abertis’ strategy to continually manage its portfolio in order to optimize the company’s asset base,” the company wrote in a statement.

The deal is pending approval of shareholders and regulators in the US.

ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide is based in the US, and is currently working on projects in Costa Rica and Ecuador.

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Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport

Six people have been arrested following a break-in at Örebro Airport on Saturday night.

Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport
File photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The alarm was raised just after midnight after both security staff and members of the public observed suspicious activity at the airport, which is served regularly by charter passenger flights and is Sweden's fourth-largest hub for cargo.

“Our patrols arrived just after the suspects had climbed out of one of the aircraft, which they had broken into,” Stefan Dangardt, police press officer in the Bergslagen region, told TT.

The people, four young men and two young women, have been questioned by police. They are suspected of serious theft as well as violation of public security laws, which forbid unauthorised access to sensitive areas such as airports.

Details of what they are suspected of stealing are unclear.

“This is far from terror or sabotage. It’s about youthful stupidity,” Dangardt said.

Five of the suspects were later released and one person remained under arrest. All six remain under suspicion of breaking the law.

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