Kittilä Airport

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Kittilä Airport

Kittilän lentoasema
Kittilä airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFinavia
ServesKittilä, Finland
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Elevation AMSL644 ft / 196 m
Coordinates67°41′55″N 024°50′53″E / 67.69861°N 24.84806°E / 67.69861; 24.84806Coordinates: 67°41′55″N 024°50′53″E / 67.69861°N 24.84806°E / 67.69861; 24.84806
Websitefinavia.fi
Map
KTT is located in Finland
KTT
KTT
Location within Finland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 8,202 2,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Passengers206,251 [1]
Passenger change 19–20Decrease -43.2%
Landings1,032
Source: AIP Finland[2]

Kittilä Airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT), Finnish: Kittilän lentoasema, is a Finnish airport located in Kittilä inside the Arctic Circle. It handles general aviation and mostly seasonal international traffic and is one of the main airports in Northern Finland. During the winter, Kittilä receives visitors from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Canada.[3] It carried 363 161 passengers in 2019 and 206 251 passengers in 2020 (due to COVID-19) being the fourth busiest airport in Finland.[4]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aer Lingus Seasonal charter: Dublin (resumes 19 December 2021)[5]
airBaltic[6] Seasonal: Riga
Animawings[7] Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Blue Air[8] Seasonal charter: Bucharest
Edelweiss Air Seasonal charter: Zurich
Finnair Helsinki
Seasonal: Ivalo, Tampere, Turku
Lufthansa[9] Seasonal: Munich (resumes 18 December 2021)
Transavia Seasonal charter: Amsterdam (begins 19 December 2021)[10]
TUI Airways[11] Seasonal: Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster/Sheffield, East Midlands, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne
Seasonal charter: Edinburgh (starts 1 December 2021)[12]
TUI fly Belgium[13] Seasonal: Brussels

Statistics

Apron view
4 busiest routes by passengers handled:[14]
Rank Airport Passengers
(2015)
Operators
1. Finland Helsinki, Finland
Decrease 109,855
Finnair, Nordic Regional Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines
2. Finland Ivalo, Finland
Increase 30,911
Finnair
3. United Kingdom London–Gatwick, United Kingdom
Increase 18,970
easyJet, Finnair, TUI Airways
4. United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Increase 18,093
Jet2.com, TUI Airways

Passengers

Annual passenger traffic at KTT airport. See source Wikidata query.
Annual passenger statistics for Kittilä Airport[15][16]
Year Domestic passengers International passengers Total passengers Change
1983 1,821
1985 280
1990 21,103
1995 76,002
1998 115,651 12,247 127,898
1999 110,128 17,808 127,936 +0,0% Increase
2000 143,627 26,455 170,082 +32,9% Increase
2001 145,757 35,781 181,538 +6,7% Increase
2002 146,408 51,083 197,491 +8,8% Increase
2003 144,482 69,300 213,782 +8,2% Increase
2004 161,854 77,109 238,963 +11,8% Increase
2005 155,008 73,513 228,521 −4.4% Decrease
2006 153,264 91,820 245,084 +7.2% Increase
2007 145,675 96,291 241,966 −1.3%Decrease
2008 164,136 101,259 265,395 +9.7% Increase
2009 165,926 79,387 245,313 −7.6% Decrease
2010 142,197 72,179 214,376 −12.6% Decrease
2011 167,484 71,054 238,538 +11.3% Increase
2012 186 184 77 202 263 386 +10.4% Increase
2013 157 465 79 757 237 222 −9.9% Decrease
2014 153 011 81 722 234 733 −1.0% Decrease
2015 140 831 85 988 226 819 −3.4% Decrease
2016 148,274 109,263 257,537 +13.5% Increase
2017 183,952 141,101 325,053 +26.2% Increase
2018 208,835 145,726 354,561 +9.1% Increase
2019 214,357 148,804 363,161 +2,4% Increase
2020 128,093 78,158 206,251 -43,2% Decrease

Cargo

Handled freight and mail at Kittilä Airport in tons[17]
Year Domestic freight Domestic mail International freight International mail Total freight and mail Change
2005 25 0 0 0 25 −7% Decrease
2006 26 1 0 0 27 +8% Increase
2007 14 0 0 0 14 −48% Decrease
2008 13 0 0 0 13 −7% Decrease
2009 11 0 0 0 11 −15% Decrease

Incidents and accidents

  • On 27 July 2006, a fire broke out around 19:00 between the old terminal building and the new unfinished section of the new terminal. The airport was ready and operational again in December 2006, with the new terminal open.[18]
  • On 4 January 2018, a Gulfstream G 150 aircraft registered to Austria and carrying Russian passengers was being prepared for take-off to return to Russia when due to pressure built inside the aircraft the door slammed on the German captain killing him instantly. There were no passenger in the aircraft.[19]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport%201998-2020-fi-fi.xlsx
  2. ^ "EFKT Kittilä" (PDF). AIP Suomi / Finland. Vantaa: Finavia. 30 June 2011. pp. EFKT AD 2.1, 1–12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Facts about Kittilä Airport | Finavia". www.finavia.fi. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  4. ^ https://www.finavia.fi/sites/default/files/documents/Passengers%20by%20Airport-fi_0.pdf
  5. ^ "Summer Sun Package Holidays 2021". sunway.ie.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "airBaltic resumes Kittila service from late-Dec 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Animawings va opera un zbor charter de Crăciun spre Laponia". 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.imperatortravel.ro/2018/08/cursa-charter-directa-decembrie-bucuresti-laponia-pentru-o-intalnire-cu-mos-craciun-%EF%81%8A.html
  9. ^ "Lufthansa Adds Winter Munich – Kittila Service from Dec 2015". airlineroute. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Transavia met Voigt Travel ook naar Skellefteå in Lapland". luchtvaartnieuws.nl. 16 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Flight Timetable". tui.co.uk.
  12. ^ https://www.tui.co.uk/
  13. ^ "Flight plan". tui.be.
  14. ^ "Database - Eurostat". ec.europa.eu. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  15. ^ Alakulppi, Jaakko (2006). Lapin ilmailuhistoria II. Jälleenrakentamisesta 1945 Lapin lentomatkailuun ja Hornet-kauteen 2001 [The Aviation History of Lapland, part II. From Reconstruction in 1945 to Air Tourism and Hornet Era in 2001]. Lapin maakuntamuseon julkaisuja 10 (in Finnish). Jaakko Alakulppi. p. 732. ISBN 952-92-0337-3. ISSN 0781-5409.
  16. ^ "Traffic statistics 2019". Finavia. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Finavia's Air Traffic Statistics 2009" (PDF). Vantaa: Finavia. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  18. ^ "Fire at Kittilä Airport". Finavia. 27 July 2006. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  19. ^ "Investigation of incident involving the door of a business jet at Kittilä airport on 4 January 2018 is progressing - Onnettomuustutkintakeskus". turvallisuustutkinta.fi. Retrieved 2021-04-08.

External links

Media related to Kittilä Airport at Wikimedia Commons