Luleå Airport

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Luleå Airport
Luleå airport entrance.jpg
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] Winter operations began in 1948 when a hangar was built and runway lights were operational. International tourist charters started in 1969. The present terminal building was opened in 1984. The number of passengers reduced a lot in the 1980s, both here and in all of Sweden, but 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 1999 the runway at Luleå Airport was extended to 3,350 meters for cargo flights, but that has not led to an increase in traffic; the airport authority attributes the lack of growth to the economy.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Chania, Rhodes
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Jet Time Seasonal charter: Gran Canaria, Tenerife-South
Jonair Pajala (PSO)
Nextjet Gothenburg,[4] Oulu (PSO), Sundsvall,[4] Tromsø (PSO)
Norwegian Air Shuttle Stockholm-Arlanda
Onur Air Seasonal charter: Bodrum
Scandinavian Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda, Gothenburg[5]
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 (2016)[6]
Rank Airport Passengers handled  % change
2015/16
1  Sweden, Stockholm-Arlanda 1,067,583 Increase 3.1
2  Sweden, Gothenburg 37,958 Increase 16.4
3  Spain, Gran Canaria 17,927 Increase 6.3
4  Greece, Rhodes 16,553 Increase 3.9
5  Greece, Chania 12,208 Increase 156.1
Countries with most handled passengers to/from Luleå Airport (2016)
Rank Country Passengers Change
2015/16
1  Greece 28,761 Increase4.7%
2  Spain 27,668 Decrease5.3%
3  Turkey 10,212 Decrease54.4%
4  Cyprus 8,326 Increase8.9%
5  Croatia 3,810 Increase0.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics". Swedavia. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Historik (Swedish)
  3. ^ "About the airport". www.swedavia.com. Retrieved 2017-08-21. 
  4. ^ a b Nextjet and Arctic Airlink invest heavily in Luleå with a jet airliner to Sundsvall and Gothenburg
  5. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/10/08/sk-llaume-dec14/
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Luleå Airport at Wikimedia Commons