Kiruna Airport

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Kiruna Airport
Kiruna flygplats.jpg
IATA: KRNICAO: ESNQ
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Swedavia
Location Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 1,509 ft / 460 m
Coordinates 67°49′20″N 020°20′12″E / 67.82222°N 20.33667°E / 67.82222; 20.33667Coordinates: 67°49′20″N 020°20′12″E / 67.82222°N 20.33667°E / 67.82222; 20.33667
Website www.swedavia.com/kiruna/
Map
KRN is located in Norrbotten
KRN
KRN
Location within Norrbotten
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,208 2,502 Paved
Statistics (2011)
Passengers total 164,103
International passengers 2,951
Domestic passengers 161,152
Landings total 1,047
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Kiruna Airport is the northernmost airport in Sweden. It lies around ten kilometres from the town centre of Kiruna. In 2011 the airport served 164,103 passengers.[1]

Future[edit]

Kiruna Airport is the chosen destination for the Spaceport Sweden project. Spaceport Sweden is a new venture between Swedish Space Corporation, the Jukkasjärvi Icehotel, LFV Group and Progressum, in which they hope, when operations start that Virgin Galactic will make their second base after the USA.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Direktflyg Gällivare, Luleå
Jet2.com Seasonal charter:[3] Leeds/Bradford, Manchester
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda
Seasonal: Copenhagen, Tokyo-Narita[4]

Accidents[edit]

On March 15, 2012 a Norwegian Lockheed Hercules military transport plane crashed into the Kebnekaise mountain when approaching Kiruna Airport, the Norwegian C-130 Hercules accident. All five personnel on board died.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Spaceport Sweden
  3. ^ Transun
  4. ^ Nonstopflyg Tokyo-Kiruna (Swedish) Published 2012-08-06

External links[edit]

Media related to Kiruna Airport at Wikimedia Commons