Enontekiö Airport

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Enontekiö Airport
Enontekiön lentoasema
Enontekiön lentoasema.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Finavia
Location Enontekiö, Finland
Elevation AMSL 306 m / 1,005 ft
Coordinates 68°21′52″N 023°25′39″E / 68.36444°N 23.42750°E / 68.36444; 23.42750Coordinates: 68°21′52″N 023°25′39″E / 68.36444°N 23.42750°E / 68.36444; 23.42750
Website www.finavia.fi...
Map
ENF is located in Finland
ENF
ENF
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 2,001 6,565 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 16,023
Landings 140
Source: AIP Finland[1]
Statistics from Finavia[2]

Enontekiö Airport[1][3] (Finnish: Enontekiön lentoasema) (IATA: ENFICAO: EFET) is an airport located in Enontekiö, Finnish Lapland, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west southwest of Hetta, the municipal centre of Enontekiö.

Overview[edit]

It is mainly used for charter flights during the winter, particularly those of UK tour operator Transun, whose passengers account for 80% of the airport's passenger volume. Passengers on these flights are tourists coming to experience Lapland for the day or to enjoy a stay in the nearby villages of Hetta, Karesuando (Sweden) or Kautokeino (Norway). Regular flights to Enontekiö are established only in the spring and the autumn. In spring 2015 these flights were operated by Flybe Nordic.[4] From autumn 2013 to spring 2014, the flights were operated by Air100. In 2012 and 2013, the spring flights to Helsinki-Vantaa were also 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 on behalf of tour operator Transun and this service continued in following winters including trips with a week's stay. 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.[5] 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 in Norway is 135 kilometers away. This name has been used a little in Norway,[6] but not really by the airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Finnair
operated by Nordic Regional Airlines
Seasonal: Helsinki (PSO)

Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger statistics[7]
Year Domestic International Total Change
2005 669 13,028 13,697 −14.8% Decrease
2006 545 16,868 17,413 +27.1% Increase
2007 856 24,230 25,086 +44.1% Increase
2008 772 20,473 21,245 −15.3% Decrease
2009 814 16,869 17,683 −16.8% Decrease
2010 848 15,175 16,023 −9.4% Decrease
2011 721 17,517 18,282 +13.8% Increase
2012 1,282 20,000 21,282 +16.7% Increase
2013 1834 18,337 20,169 -5.2% Decrease
2014 306 19,162 19,468 -3.5% Decrease

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EFET Enontekiö" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Finavia. 5 May 2011. pp. EFET AD 2.1, 1–8. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2010" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. pp. 7, 9. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Enontekiö Airport". Finavia. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  4. ^ http://yle.fi/uutiset/enontekio_vaihtaa_snowbirdin_flybe_finlandiin/7799710
  5. ^ "Åpning av Enontekiö – Kautokeino Saami airport" (in Norwegian). Kautokeino: Kautokeino kommune. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  6. ^ http://diehtosiida.no/
  7. ^ "Traffic statistics – Passengers" (PDF). Finavia. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 

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