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100LL becoming increasingly scarce in the south of Sweden

Just a heads up. If you are touring the south of Sweden, and need 100LL, it is becoming increasingly scarce.

The newest “victim” is the popular Visby (ESSV) airport on Gotland. Their 100LL fuel tank/pump has recently been replaced by one for Hjelmco 91/96UL. Probably by initiative of the club, which does not need 100LL. So no 100LL on all of Gotland anymore.

And the rest of the south of Sweden is not much better, particularly if you look at the bigger airports:

  • Kristianstad ESMK: only 91UL
  • Ronneby ESDF: no Avgas whatsoever
  • Kalmar ESMQ: no Avgas whatsoever by NOTAM
  • Malmö ESMS: it appears 100LL is still available, but not from Sturup aeroclub (which only have 91UL)

Go figure! The only salvation is in a few smaller airfields, but on those, you often depend on presence of people (Högänas for example). Noteworthly exception is Eslöv (ESME), to the north of Malmö, which still has 100LL and which you can get 24/7, all by yourself, using normal credit card. The price per litre at approx. 2.80€ is also not all too bad.

Oh, and forget Bornholm EKRN for 100LL in the area. The price is approx. 5.50€ per litre….

Mainz (EDFZ) & Egelsbach (EDFE), Germany

Possibly not the south of Sweden, but Norrköping/Kungsängen ESSP lost Avgas within the last year as well. Jet A only now, per AIP.

EGTF, United Kingdom

That’s an extreme disappointment. So you either need an engine that is happy to fly with Mogas / Avgas UL91 or with Jet A1, to fly freely without fuel availability issues across southern Sweden?


Well, in the end, it is not all that bad, because aircraft that really need 100LL tend to be those that have good range. But still; the Nordics are becoming more challenging. As you know, Denmark can also be challenging, and Norway too, of course. So one has to have a good fuel plan up there.

It’a a nuisance, mostly. In the past, we did not really do “fuel stops”. We went where we were supposed to go, fuelled up in the same place and then flew back home. Nowadays, on has to add a fuel stop in between, with all the possible hassles.

Also, going to one of the small fields like Eslöv may bot be an option if the weather is bad. Say you wanted to fly to Kalmar, or Visby, for a business reason. When we fly for business, the schedule tends to be fixed and the weather tends to be bad. Then you have very few IFR places to go which sell 100LL reliably.

Also, even if your aircraft has lots of range: when we fly for pleasure, we often want to go to small grass strips, which dictates landling there with little fuel on board. Then after that, you need a stop close-by and can’t make it all the way back to say Germany, where 100LL is available everywhere.

Last Edited by boscomantico at 08 Jun 08:10
Mainz (EDFZ) & Egelsbach (EDFE), Germany

By the way, I think only one reason for these many fields going for 91 fuel only is that the local aeroclubs / based aircraft don’t need 100LL anymore.

I think another part of the reason is the regulatory demise of 100LL that some people seem to be expecting next near. Of course, it won’t happen, but still, the remaining uncertainty is doing a lot of damage. The longer this takes, the more damage will happen. So let’s hope things are clarified sooner than later. But as with all these things, they tend to be announced more or less at the last minute.

Unrelated to the Nordics, but another NOTAM I just stumbled over from France:

Mainz (EDFZ) & Egelsbach (EDFE), Germany

boscomantico wrote:

As you know, Denmark can also be challenging, and Norway too, of course. So one has to have a good fuel plan up there.
Absolutely. In addition, 100LL in Denmark is also often incredibly expensive. Norway is way cheaper, but in return, they don’t exchange 100LL for 91UL, but mostly close down entire Avgas availabilities. At least 100LL returned to Kristiansand (ENCN), which is nice when coming from Germany and skipping expensive Danish fuel.

As you know, I’m used to fly airplanes that only have a short- to midrange fuel tanks. That often takes lots of time for exact fuel planning. Some trips aren’t safely doable, because of these issues. As long as both 100LL and Mogas (or 91UL) are an option, it’s still somehow doable, but if you explicitly need 100LL, it becomes more and more a pain. The most reliable and relaxed option is flying with Jet A1.
Last Edited by Frans at 08 Jun 08:26

In South Sweden you can get 100LL at

ESML – Landskrona – Paved – 1200m – Book with Flight club
ESME – Eslöv – Paved – 800m – Visa/MasterCard
ESMS – Malmö – Paved – Book with South Sweden / FOB Allied Aero
ESMH – Höganäs – Grass – 800m, Guess you have to book in advance.
ESGV – Varberg – Grass – 100LL
ESGJ – Jönköping – Paved – 100LL
ESTL – Ljungbyhed – Pretty sure they have 100LL
ESGF – Falkenberg – Grass – Pretty sure they also have 100LL

ESTA – Ängelholm – NO 100LL
ESMK – Kristianstad – NO 100LL

Within 15-30 min from ESML/ESMS

EKRS (Ringsted) – Denmark – Grass – 100LL
EKRK (Roskilde) – Denmark – 100LL
EKRN (Rönne) – Denmark – 100LL

Last Edited by Darkfixer at 08 Jun 12:52
ESMS, ESML, Sweden

Darkfixer wrote:

In South Sweden you can get 100LL at

Of these ESMS, ESGJ and ESTL are instrument airports.

ESKC (Uppsala/Sundbro), Sweden

The loss of 100LL facilities suggests there is very little GA which needs 100LL – obviously – which suggests that most activity is aeroclub type activity.

The same could therefore happen in France.

Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

there is very little GA which needs 100LL

And these numbers will probably keep going down as people now start to realize the benefits of running unleaded gas, the main ones being price, cleanness for the engine and the environment.

ain't the Destination, but the Journey
LSZF, Switzerland
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