Gothenburg City Airport
Gothenburg City Airport or Göteborg City Airport ( IATA: GSE, ICAO: ESGP), formerly (and still informally) known as Säve Flygplats, is Gothenburg's second international airport located 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) north-west from the centre of Gothenburg on the island of Hisingen, Bohuslän, Sweden. It is located within the borders of Gothenburg Municipality, hence its name. Prior to the arrival of Ryanair in 2001, the airport had 9000 passengers per year. 844,000 flew from City Airport in 2008. In addition to commercial airlines, the airport is also operated by a number of rescue services, including the Swedish Coast Guard. Although it's primarily a low-cost airline airport, it is actually located closer to Gothenburg city centre than the main airport ( Göteborg-Landvetter Airport with 4.36 million passengers in 2007), even if the driving time is around the same to both airports. It is one of the few city airports Ryanair operates to. Due to its location many business jets prefer flying to City Airport rather than Landvetter. Gothenburg City Airport can handle planes up to the size of a Boeing 767, an Airbus A320 or similar jets. The airport also accommodates General Aviation activities, including 2 flying clubs, Aeroklubben i Göteborg, one of Europe's oldest flying clubs, and Chalmers flygklubb.

Ground Transport
There are bus services that match every Ryanair and Wizz Air departure and arrival, terminating at the bus and train terminal in 30 minutes (cost 60 SEK; about the same time but a little lower price compared to the Landvetter Airport). It is possible to use normal suburbian buses, which stop at the main road 600 m from the terminal. However tickets must be pre-bought, since they are not sold onboard, nor at the airport. With a mobile phone having a Swedish operator, a ticket can be bought through a text message, but not if using a foreign mobile phone. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport. To find the airport driving yourself, use the exit 82 on the E6 north of the city. Long and short term parking are available.

History
In 1940, a military airbase called Säve was built here. The airbase was closed down in 1969. In 1977 the old airport Torslanda (about 10 km south of Säve) was closed down, and scheduled flights moved to Landvetter, and general aviation was moved to Säve. In 1984, the runway was improved and extended to allow larger business jets etc. In 2001, the airport was renamed City Airport, and Ryanair started operating scheduled flights to London.

Competition
DFDS Seaways cited competition from low-cost air services, especially Ryanair (which now flies to Glasgow Prestwick and London Stansted from Gothenburg City Airport), as being a reason for its scrapping the Newcastle- Gothenburg ferry service in October 2006. It was the only dedicated passenger ferry service between Sweden and the United Kingdom, and had been running since the 19th century (under various operators).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Gotlandsflyg operated by Golden Air Visby Ryanair Alicante, Beauvais-Tillé, Charleroi, Edinburgh, Girona, Kaunas, London-Stansted, Málaga, Milan-Orio al Serio, Rome-Ciampino, Trapani Seasonal: Alghero, Klagenfurt, Marseilles, Milan-Orio al Serio, Pisa Wizz Air Belgrade , Budapest, GdaÅ„sk , Warsaw

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