Orebro Airport is well placed for growth

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Situated about half way between Stockholm and Oslo, Orebro Airport is well placed for the continued growth that is expected across the Scandinavian market.

Johan Ljungberg, COO of the airport tells Air Cargo Week that cargo grew by 15% in 2018 and after a strong start to this year, the momentum seems to be continuing.

He says most of the traffic is cross border, representing 99%. He says: “The main imports and exports that we handle are spare parts and supplies for the various industries, necessities for healthcare and e-commerce. We have DHL and TNT/FedEx established onsite at Orebro Airport.”

Facilities at Orebro include a 3,300 metre runway, warehouse space covering 7,500 sqm, fully equipped machinery including a 35 tonne highloader and dangerous goods regulations expertise.

Companies on site are performing well, with Ljungberg saying: “All our partner companies onsite (DHL, TNT/FedEx & TAM (Täby Air Maintenance) are all growing and they are requesting larger warehouses and hangars, hence construction plans exist.”

These companies are able to take advantage of Orebro’s location in the Nordic region.

Ljungberg says that according to the World Bank Group ranking of logistics locations, Sweden is second to Germany.

He says: “When Intelligent Logistic makes the same ranking of logistics locations in Sweden, Orebro is second after Gothenburg.”

Ljungberg adds: “More than 6,000 deliveries per day are distributed by approximately 100 drivers to and from Orebro Airport. We also have large national assignments from The Swedish Defence, among others.”

He is satisfied that, along with Orebro’s location between Stockholm and Oslo, the airport’s capacity for heavy volume loads is a strength.

Ljungberg says: “We are Sweden’s largest freight airport for freight charters, and this volume is increasing.”