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 (2015)
Passengers total 1,177,443
International passengers 108,043
Domestic passengers 1,069,400
Landings total 6,789
Statistics: Swedavia[1]

Luleå Airport (IATA: LLAICAO: ESPA) is located about 7 km south-southeast of Luleå, Sweden, near the village of Kallax. The airport had a total of 1,177,443 passengers in 2015,[1] and is thus Sweden's fifth 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 1980s 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, 3,350 meters. The purpose of the extension was for the airport to serve as a fuel stop for heavy long-distance cargo flights, which was not so successful.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania, Rhodes
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Finnair
operated by Nordic Regional Airlines
Helsinki
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South
Jonair Pajala
Nextjet Oulu, Tromsø
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Onur Air Seasonal charter: Bodrum
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda, Gothenburg[3]
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Fuerteventura, Larnaca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Samos
Scandjet
operated by Adria Airways
Seasonal charter: Split
Scandjet
operated by Enter Air
Seasonal charter: Zadar
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya, Izmir
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Rhodes
TUIfly Nordic Seasonal charter: Puerto Plata, Cancun

Statistics[edit]

Busiest routes to and from Luleå Airport (2015)[4]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
2014/15
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda 1,035,183 Increase 1.5
2  Sweden, Gothenburg 32,612 Increase 3322.0
3  Turkey, Antalya 21,017 Decrease 16.1
4  Spain, Gran Canaria 16,871 Decrease 13.2
5  Greece, Rhodes 15,934 Increase 1.9

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/
  4. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Luleå Airport at Wikimedia Commons