|IATA: LLA – ICAO: ESPA|
|Elevation AMSL||65 ft / 20 m|
Luleå Airport (IATA: LLA, ICAO: 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, 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.
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. 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.
Airlines and destinations
|Direktflyg||Sundsvall–Härnösand, Umeå, Åre–Östersund|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Stockholm–Arlanda|
|Aegean Airlines||Chania, Rhodes|
|Jet Time||Gran Canaria, Tenerife|
|Scandinavian Airlines||Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma, Rhodes, Samos|
operated by Adria Airways
operated by Enter Air
|Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia||Gran Canaria, Rhodes|
|TUIfly Nordic||Puerto Plata, Cancun|
Media related to Luleå Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Airport information for ESPA at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Kallax Cargo Airport