IN PICTURES: 11 photos that tell the story of Stockholm’s Bromma Airport

IN PICTURES: 11 photos that tell the story of Stockholm’s Bromma Airport

Following news that the Swedish government wants to shut down a central Stockholm airport and use the space to build housing, The Local takes a walk down memory lane to look back at its long history, and the celebrities and dignitaries who have travelled through.

Swedish government launches bid to close Stockholm airport

Swedish government launches bid to close Stockholm airport

Swedish airports handled 30 million fewer passengers in 2020

Swedish airports handled 30 million fewer passengers in 2020

Something in the air: How Sweden’s airports became ideas factories
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Something in the air: How Sweden’s airports became ideas factories

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

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

Several Swedish airport workers linked to criminal gangs: police report

Several Swedish airport workers linked to criminal gangs: police report

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying
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Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Plane hits wall at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Plane hits wall at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Christmas in Stockho-ho-holm: Five wintry must-dos in the city
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Christmas in Stockho-ho-holm: Five wintry must-dos in the city

Technical error grounds flights throughout Sweden

Technical error grounds flights throughout Sweden

Forest fire causes flight delays at Gothenburg airport

Forest fire causes flight delays at Gothenburg airport

Surprised passengers end up in northern Sweden after plane flies to wrong airport

Surprised passengers end up in northern Sweden after plane flies to wrong airport

Object found at Stockholm airport was not dangerous, police confirm

Object found at Stockholm airport was not dangerous, police confirm

Skavsta airport evacuated over bomb scare

Skavsta airport evacuated over bomb scare

Suspicious object at Gothenburg airport was food, not explosives

Suspicious object at Gothenburg airport was food, not explosives

Podcast: “There’s no safe option in Catalonia now”

Podcast: “There’s no safe option in Catalonia now”

SAS crew member suspected of being drunk on long-haul flight

SAS crew member suspected of being drunk on long-haul flight

Don’t fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents

Don’t fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents

It’s now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

It’s now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

Drone halts air traffic at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport

Drone halts air traffic at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport

Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems
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Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper
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Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper

New long-haul flights on the cards for Nordic travellers

New long-haul flights on the cards for Nordic travellers

Mediators call striking Swedish pilots to negotiations

Mediators call striking Swedish pilots to negotiations

20,000 stranded as Swedish pilots strike for second day

20,000 stranded as Swedish pilots strike for second day

Swedish pilot strike hits 20,000 passengers

Swedish pilot strike hits 20,000 passengers

Stockholm-bound plane makes emergency landing

Stockholm-bound plane makes emergency landing

‘No bomb’ on board diverted SAS plane

‘No bomb’ on board diverted SAS plane

‘I don’t feel Swedish, I feel international’
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‘I don’t feel Swedish, I feel international’

French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights
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French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights

‘I constantly evolve my Swedishness’
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‘I constantly evolve my Swedishness’

Man arrested over Arlanda bomb threat

Man arrested over Arlanda bomb threat

‘Sweden’s success is because of its size’
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‘Sweden’s success is because of its size’

Kristin Amparo: ‘Swedes are afraid to be proud’
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Kristin Amparo: ‘Swedes are afraid to be proud’

The millionaire teacher who leads by tough love
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The millionaire teacher who leads by tough love

Hans Rosling: ‘No such thing as Swedish values’
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Hans Rosling: ‘No such thing as Swedish values’

Swedish police called over airport luggage row

Swedish police called over airport luggage row

‘Nations don’t change without a good crisis’
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‘Nations don’t change without a good crisis’

Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?
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Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?

CEO: Bromma ‘essential’ for Skanska’s success
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CEO: Bromma ‘essential’ for Skanska’s success

Finnair launches new routes to Sweden

Finnair launches new routes to Sweden

Connect Sweden: Examining Sweden’s place in the world
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Connect Sweden: Examining Sweden’s place in the world

‘Sweden must embrace openness and diversity’
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‘Sweden must embrace openness and diversity’

Ten Swedish airports get new bomb technology

Ten Swedish airports get new bomb technology

‘Sweden must connect the dots with India’
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‘Sweden must connect the dots with India’

Gothenburg City Airport stops commercial flights

Gothenburg City Airport stops commercial flights

Flights resume after Arlanda bomb threat

Flights resume after Arlanda bomb threat

Man arrested after bomb threat on plane

Man arrested after bomb threat on plane

Man with knife boards plane undetected – twice

Man with knife boards plane undetected – twice

Hurried bun mule sparks airport bomb scare

Hurried bun mule sparks airport bomb scare

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Airports threatened by subsidy cut

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Swede in epic journey to pay Scottish traffic fine

Bromma airport’s future safe for three more decades

Bromma airport’s future safe for three more decades

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Activists invade airport runway

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Activists detained over airport invasion

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Elderly woman in Arlanda baggage belt mix up

Smoky sausage nearly stops traffic at Stockholm airport

Smoky sausage nearly stops traffic at Stockholm airport

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Sweden develops transportable airport

Continued delays at Stockholm airport

Continued delays at Stockholm airport

UK snow storm causes delays at Swedish airports

UK snow storm causes delays at Swedish airports

SAS losses prompt reorganization

SAS losses prompt reorganization

Terminal reopens after smoke scare

Terminal reopens after smoke scare

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Bildt bodyguard sues over airport outburst

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Porn scandal shakes Swedish airport agency

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Six airports to be sold in turbulent times

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Fog leaves 3000 stranded at Stockholm airport

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Uppsala airport gets go ahead for low-cost flyers

Volcano ash forces airspace shutdown

Volcano ash forces airspace shutdown

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash

Flights stay grounded amid hovering ash

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash

SAS paves way for lay-offs due to ash

Swedish flights grounded until Monday

Swedish flights grounded until Monday

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Bus convoys carry stranded tourists home

Jet cleared for landing in northern Sweden

Jet cleared for landing in northern Sweden

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Foreign cars build up at Swedish rental firms

Major Swedish airports reopen

Major Swedish airports reopen

SAS planes grounded until Tuesday

SAS planes grounded until Tuesday

Southern Sweden faces airspace shutdown

Southern Sweden faces airspace shutdown

Stockholm Skavsta set to reopen

Stockholm Skavsta set to reopen

Malmö airspace opens as Stockholm stays closed

Malmö airspace opens as Stockholm stays closed

Sick workers delay flights across Sweden

Sick workers delay flights across Sweden

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Rail and air travel suffer widespread disruption

KLM changes business class forever
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KLM changes business class forever

‘Spy’ PC at Swedish airport managed check in

‘Spy’ PC at Swedish airport managed check in

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Swede causes airborne meningitis scare

Swedish airport reports record heroin bust

Swedish airport reports record heroin bust

Fake bombs undetected in Arlanda security test

Fake bombs undetected in Arlanda security test

Delays at Arlanda airport after blackout

Delays at Arlanda airport after blackout

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German ‘tourist’ living in Gothenburg airport

German ‘tourist’ leaves airport home for job offer

German ‘tourist’ leaves airport home for job offer

Swedish man dead in US airport car crash

Swedish man dead in US airport car crash

Suspicious bag shuts down Swedish airport

Suspicious bag shuts down Swedish airport

Airport bus drivers postpone solidarity strike

Airport bus drivers postpone solidarity strike

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Swedish cops hold man over Ghana jewels theft

Bomb threat shuts down Swedish airport

Bomb threat shuts down Swedish airport

New smartphone app for Sweden’s high flyers

New smartphone app for Sweden’s high flyers

Stockholm’s Skavsta airport sold to US firm

Stockholm’s Skavsta airport sold to US firm