It is mainly used by charter flights, whose passengers account for 95% of the airport's passenger volume. Regular flights to Enontekiö are established only in the spring and the autumn. From autumn 2013 to spring 2014, these flights were operated by Air100. In 2012 and 2013, the spring flights to Helsinki-Vantaa were provided by Flybe Nordic and before this by Finncomm Airlines. In December 2012, Enter Air operated special "Santa flights" to Enontekiö from various UK destinations. The nearest airport with daily flights is Kittilä Airport, 150 km road distance.
In August 2009, Finavia informed that the airport would be renamed as Enontekiö-Kautokeino Saami Airport. This was because Kautokeino in Norway (located 90 km from Enontekiö Airport) has no airport (except Kautokeino Airport which has no scheduled flights, and the nearest is 135 kilometers away). This name has not been used much after that.