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
Stockholmers pay their respects as a Pan American aircraft lands at Bromma in 1961, carrying the ashes of late UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld. Photo: SvD/TT
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.

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Bromma Airport opened in May, 1936. Photo: SvD/TT
Swedish royals at the opening ceremony of Bromma Airport. From left, King Gustaf V, Princess Alice, Princess Ingeborg and Stockholm municipal commissioner Yngve Larsson. Photo: SvD/TT

Swedish transatlantic pilot Kurt Björkvall is welcomed home by family and friends at Bromma in 1936. Photo: SvD/TT
Finnish President Kyösti Kallio gives three cheers for Sweden’s King Gustav V (left) after a meeting of the Nordic heads of state and foreign ministers in 1939. Photo: SvD/TT
Colonel Stig Wennerström, centre, of the Swedish Air Force, with Soviet military personnel at Bromma Airport in 1958. Wennerström later confessed to having spied for Russia for 15 years. Photo: AP Photo
Sweden’s then-future Queen Silvia welcomes her brother Jörg Sommerlath to Sweden in or around 1976. Photo: Svenskt Pressfoto/TT
Passengers board an aircraft at Bromma Airport in 1980. Photo: Lennart Nygren/SvD/TT
German tennis star Boris Becker arrives to a snowy Stockholm in 1997. Photo: Mark Earthy/TT
Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh bids goodbye to South African President Nelson Mandela on his departure from Sweden in 1999. Photo: Frida Hedberg/TT
The Swedish government aircraft lands at Bromma Airport in 2004. Photo: NTB/Fredrik Sandberg


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