Luleå Airport

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Luleå Airport
Luleå airport entrance.jpg
IATA: LLAICAO: ESPA
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator Swedavia
Location Luleå, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 65 ft / 20 m
Coordinates 65°32′37″N 022°07′19″E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194Coordinates: 65°32′37″N 022°07′19″E / 65.54361°N 22.12194°E / 65.54361; 22.12194
Website www.swedavia.com/lulea/
Map
LLA is located in Norrbotten
LLA
LLA
Location within Norrbotten
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 10,990 3,350 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers total 1,066,839
International passengers 74,240
Domestic passengers 992,599
Landings total 6,789
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Luleå Airport (IATA: LLAICAO: ESPA) is located about 5 km south-southeast of Luleå, Sweden, near the village of Kallax. The airport had a total of 1,066,839 passenger in 2011,[1] and is thus Sweden's sixth largest airport. It is the largest airport in northern Sweden (Norrland). The runway is also used by the F 21 Luleå air force base.

History[edit]

The airport began as the military airfield F 21 Luleå in 1941 and later opened up to civilian traffic to Stockholm on September 11, 1944.[2] In 1948 winter operations started when a hangar and runway light was operating. International tourist charter started in 1969. The present terminal building was opened in 1984. The number of passengers lose a lot here and in all of Sweden in the 1980'ies and reached one million at Luleå in 1991, a figure which was reached again 2011. The passenger figures have still been fairly steady at Luleå since other transport modes and other airports are less attractive when going to Luleå. In year 1999 the runway at Luleå Airport was extended and is now the longest in Sweden. The purpose of the extension was make the airport serve as fuel stop for heavy long-distance cargo flights, which was not so successful.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avies Pajala
Direktflyg Sundsvall–Härnösand, Umeå, Åre–Östersund
Nextjet Oulu, Tromsø (begins 12 January 2015)
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm–Arlanda
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Gothenburg-Landvetter (begins 7 December) [3]

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Chania, Rhodes
Corendon Airlines Antalya
Freebird Airlines Antalya
Jet Time Gran Canaria, Tenerife
Novair Phuket
Onur Air Bodrum
Scandinavian Airlines Antalya,

Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma, Rhodes, Samos

Scandjet
operated by Adria Airways
Split
Scandjet
operated by Enter Air
Zadar
SunExpress Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Gran Canaria, Rhodes
Thomson Airways Phuket
TUIfly Nordic Puerto Plata, Cancun

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Historik (Swedish)
  3. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/08/sk-llaume-dec14/

External links[edit]

Media related to Luleå Airport at Wikimedia Commons