Visby Airport

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Visby Airport
Visby flygplats
Visby flygplats ingången från parkeringen Visby Sweden.jpg
Airport type Public (Luftfartsverket)
Operator Swedavia
Serves Visby
Location Gotland, Sweden
Elevation AMSL 164 ft / 50 m
Coordinates 57°39′46″N 018°20′46″E / 57.66278°N 18.34611°E / 57.66278; 18.34611Coordinates: 57°39′46″N 018°20′46″E / 57.66278°N 18.34611°E / 57.66278; 18.34611
VBY is located in Gotland
Location within Gotland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
10/28 1,100 3,609 Grass
Statistics (2011)
Passengers total 340,393
International passengers 16,675
Domestic passengers 323,718
Landings total 5,961
Statistics: Swedavia[2]

Visby Airport (IATA: VBYICAO: ESSV), is located about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) north of Visby, Gotland, Sweden.

Visby airport is Gotland's only commercial airport and the 12th largest airport in Sweden. The airport had 340,393 passengers in 2011.[2] The traffic has a large seasonal variation with many more passengers in the summer; in 2010 it had 17,606 passengers in January and 51,193 in July. Gotland is a popular tourist destination for Swedes.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
operated by Braathens Regional
Göteborg–Landvetter, Malmö,[note 1] Stockholm–Bromma
Seasonal: Helsinki, Sandefjord, Stockholm–Skavsta, Sundsvall-Härnösand,[note 2] Ängelholm[note 3]
Malmö Aviation Seasonal charter: Split
Nextjet Stockholm–Arlanda
Norwegian Air Shuttle Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal charter:Chania, Corfu, Rhodes
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm–Arlanda
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Palma de Mallorca
Widerøe Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen[note 4]
  1. ^ Cooperation with Malmö Aviation
  2. ^ Cooperation with Sundsvallsflyg
  3. ^ Cooperation with Kullaflyg
  4. ^ Cooperation with Gotlandsflyg


Busiest Routes from Visby Airport (2012)
Rank City Passengers
1 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 274 415
2 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden 22 571
3 Sweden Ängelholm, Sweden 9073
4 Sweden Malmö, Sweden 5277
5 Norway Oslo, Norway 2232
6 Finland Helsinki, Finland 2195
7 Sweden Sundsvall, Sweden 2098
8 Greece Rhodes, Greece 1776
9 Germany Berlin, Germany 1488
10 Spain Gran Canaria, Spain 1416

Unusual Railroad Crossing[edit]

Map of the airport in Visby.

Before the railroad was closed down on the island of Gotland, the main line from Visby actually crossed the runway. It is one of the few airports in the world where this happened. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ESSV – Visby" (PDF). AIP Sverige/Sweden. Norrköping: The LFV Group. 23 August 2012. pp. AD 2 ESSV 1–1..8. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^

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